Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ben and Jerry's Co-Founders Arrested on Steps of U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC

The people who started a Vermont-based ice cream company were arrested at a protest over the weekend.

CNN is reporting that Ben & Jerry's co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were among the approximately 300 people who were arrested at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, on Monday during the "Democracy Awakening" protests, which focused on voting rights, money in politics, and other issues. The article says that Cohen and Greenfield were arrested for unlawful demonstration activities and were processed at the site of the protests and then released. (More information on the arrests--and the beliefs of Cohen and Greenfield--has been posted to the Ben & Jerry's site.)

Ben & Jerry's, which is headquartered in Waterbury, VT, first started out in 1978.

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Blogger Boston Goes said...

From Boston.com :

A separate post on the Ben & Jerry’s website denounced campaign finance system and restrictions on voting rights, putting the “disappointing mess” into terms their customers could relate to.

Imagine you come across a shiny, pristine pint of Cherry Garcia. “Great!” you think, “I’m hungry, and this looks like just the ticket.” But when you open the lid, it’s emptier than a politician’s campaign promises.

That’s what our democracy is like.

9:59 PM  

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