Co-Founders of Ben and Jerry’s Arrested

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Co-Founders of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream were arrested at the Capitol. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were among approximately 300 people arrested as part of the “Democracy Awakening” protests that converged on the nation’s capital on April 18th, reported cnn.com

They are protesting for action on climate change, racial justice, workers’ rights and fair pay, safe food and water, health care, peace, immigration reform and improvements in education, according to the website. They believe that voters aren’t included in the political process and that Congress has failed to act, reported cnn.com

We spoke to them just before it happened. “The history of our country is that nothing happens,” said Ben, “Until people start putting their bodies on the line and risk getting arrested,” reported BenandJerry.com

Their ice cream company is based in Vermont, and Cohen personally endorsed Sanders and participated in the launch of his presidential bid in Burlington. Cohen also created 40 pints of the ice cream in his own kitchen in honor of Sanders. The co-founders of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream are supporters of Bernie Sanders and Bernie Sanders is a supporter of them, reported cnn.com