Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, were arrested on Monday at the US Capital. The men were protesting the role money has in politics.
Ben and Jerry were among nearly 300 people who were arrested Monday as part of protests by a group called Democracy Awakening.
The Vermont-based ice cream company’s website says the purpose of the protests is to make sure everyone’s voice is heard “and that power in this country is returned to the people.”
US Capital Police said the arrests were necessary because the crowd was obstructing or incommoding, which is unlawful demonstration activity.
All individuals who were arrested were processed on the scene and released.
Police say they’ve arrested more than 1,200 people since the protests began April 11.
No further comments from Ben and Jerry have been released at this time.