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Rosario Dawson fined $50 for protest arrest

Published 16/04/2016

Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson is "grateful" for being able to protest.

Actress Rosario Dawson was fined $50 (GBP35) following her arrest at a rally in Washington, D.C. on Friday (15Apr16).

The Sin City star was booked for obstruction and ignoring police warnings after sitting on the ground to protest political corruption and a number of issues at the state of the nation gathering.

"This is a tremendous issue and I'm really grateful that I could be here and be a part of it," the 36-year-old actress told reporters following her arrest. "I wanted for me, personally, to be in solidarity with the people who put themselves on the line.

"These are really important issues and the people really need them, and we're putting ourselves on the line for what a lot of people across America and across the planet really want to be able to see happen in America, which is one person, one vote and to take the money out of politics, so we can have fair elections with real progressives."

Dawson also praised the police officers who arrested her and others, revealing they warned her several times she would be arrested, adding, "The police were really great with us and really lovely."

The outspoken actress, who was arrested in 2004 for protesting against then-President George W. Bush, has been documenting the rally in Washington via Instagram.

Following her release on Friday, she tweeted, "Sit in, sit down, stand up... Whatever it takes!"

The Daredevil star also continued to vocalise her support for U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on social media after being released from police custody.

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US actress Rosario Dawson greets Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders's supporters during a campaign rally at the Saint Mary's Park in Bronx, New York, on March 31, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Rosario Dawson greets Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders's supporters during a campaign rally at the Saint Mary's Park in Bronx, New York, on March 31, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Rosario Dawson greets Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders's supporters during a campaign rally at the Saint Mary's Park in Bronx, New York, on March 31, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Rosario Dawson greets Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders's supporters during a campaign rally at the Saint Mary's Park in Bronx, New York, on March 31, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Rosario Dawson greets Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders's supporters during a campaign rally at the Saint Mary's Park in Bronx, New York,on March 31, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Rosario Dawson greets Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders's supporters during a campaign rally at the Saint Mary's Park in Bronx, New York, on March 31, 2016. AFP/Getty Images
US actress Rosario Dawson greets Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders's supporters during a campaign rally at the Saint Mary's Park in Bronx, New York, on March 31, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Actress Rosario Dawson speaks at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, March 23, 2016 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California. AFP/Getty Images

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