Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, better known as Ben & Jerry’s have been arrested. The two co-founders of the popular ice cream brand were a part of a protest at the U.S. Capitol regarding money in politics, CNN reports.
The ice cream kingpins, along with about 300 other people, were arrested as part of the group Democracy Awakening’s protest on Monday. They were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding. Pretty much unlawful demonstration.
Before his arrest, Cohen said:
“The history of our country is that nothing happens – until people start putting their bodies on the line and risk getting arrested.”
Ben & Jerry’s website says that they were arrested for taking part in the protests where they were fighting to make sure “everyone’s voice is heard and the power of the country is returned to its people.”