Ben & Jerry’s ice cream founders are arrested in DC– and what they were doing is cherry on top

The co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream were arrested in Washington, D.C., along with about 300 others.


Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield participated in a demonstration sponsored by Democracy Awakening which sought to “get big money out of politics and demand an up or down vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee,” according to the group’s website.

Cohen he and his partner’s actions in a company statement.

“The history of our country is that nothing happens until people start putting their bodies on the line and risk getting arrested,” Cohen said.

The ice cream moguls, who are no stranger to liberal causes, including climate change and LGBT rights, were largely applauded for their actions on Twitter.

Some of that support crossed into an anti-police sentiment:



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