Rosario Dawson arrested for 'obstruction'

Actress Rosario Dawson. Photo / AP
Actress Rosario Dawson. Photo / AP

Rosario Dawson has been arrested.

The Daredevil actress was apprehended for "crowding, obstructing, or incommoding" after she crossed police lines at a Democracy Spring protest in Washington D.C., and was fined $50 after being processed on site.

The 36-year-old star admitted she and other protesters were warned "multiple times" they would be arrested if they continued to demonstrate where they were but she thinks officers were reluctant to apprehend her as they didn't want to draw attention.

Actress Rosario Dawson takes part in a demonstration on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo / AP
Actress Rosario Dawson takes part in a demonstration on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo / AP

She told reporters in a clip which has appeared on YouTube: "I think there was maybe a desire to not particularly maybe have me arrested because they didn't want that to be put out there.

"So we got up when they walked away and we sat down and we were arrested."

Despite being arrested, Rosario has no complaints about how police conducted themselves.

She said: "The police were really great with us and really lovely. I have to say that is not the case for so many people."

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The Sin City star joined over 400 people in challenging corruption in politics.
She said: "This is a tremendous issue and I'm grateful that I could be here and be a part of it.

"I wanted for me, personally, to be in solidarity with the people who put themselves on the line."

Rosario was previously arrested at a rally protesting against former President George W. Bush in 2004.

- Bang! Showbiz

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