Ice Cream Co-founders Ben and Jerry arrested at Capitol Protest

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream get arrested at the U.S. capital.

On Monday, co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry were arrested at the U.S. Capitol. Both were among the 300 people arrested at the “Democracy Awakening” protest this weekend.

“Democracy Awakening” is similar to the “Democracy Springs” protest that had happened earlier this month. The protest points to the matter for more action on climate change, racial justice, workers’ rights, fair pay, improvements in education, healthcare and safe food and water. The protesters believe that the voices of the voters are not totally included in the political process and that Congress has failed to act on such matter.

The police stated that the protestors were arrested for unlawful demonstration activities. Both of the Cohen and Greenfield have been active about the political issues. Cohen, who has shown his vocal support for candidate Bernie Sanders, created a new ice cream flavor in honor of Sanders.

“Bernie’s Yearning” is a mint-flavored ice cream with a giant chocolate chip on top to represent all the wealth that has gone to the top 1% of the population over the past 10 years. Customers must break up the pieces and mix them around, thus getting “Bernie’s Yearnings”.