Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, better known as the founders of the Ben & Jerry's ice cream company, were arrested along with hundreds of others on Monday at a protest outside the Capitol building in WashingtonD.C.
Both Ben and Jerry were found demonstrating against corporate political spending at a rally organized by Democracy Awakening , and were charged with "unlawful demonstration activity," the Associated Press reported and were soon released.
Ben and Jerry and the company have had a long history of speaking their minds on social issues like marijuana reform, climate change, gay rights, and GMO labeling. So it isn't surprising to know Cohen and Green get political to join the protest in D.C. against corporate money in politics.
“Sometimes, when something really matters, you have to put your body on the line,” the company said later in statement. “You have to take a stand.”
“There’s so much big money flooding into our elections in the United States that the voice of regular folks is being drowned out,” the company’s website said.
More than 1,200 people have been arrested this week in protests, police told the Hill.
The ice cream leaders, have been pushing for Senator Bernie Sanders and his campaign.