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Ben and Jerry’s Founder ARRESTED By DHS

Ben Cohen the founder of the ice-cream giant Ben and Jerry’s was arrested by the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday.

Cohen was arrested by police after blocking the entrance to the Department of Justice building in Washington D.C.

Cohen was outside of the DOJ protesting the detainment of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

At one point during the protest, Cohen burned a copy of the Bill of Rights.


Here’s what Fox News reported:

Ben and Jerry’s founder Ben Cohen was arrested Thursday by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) police for blocking the entrance to the Department of Justice (DOJ) building in Washington, D.C., where he was protesting the detainment of Julian Assange.

Assange is currently imprisoned at Belmarsh Prison in London and may soon be extradited to the U.S.

Images from the scene showed Cohen sitting next to a woman holding a “free Assange” sign as police and security personnel stood nearby. Later images posted by the Associated Press showed Cohen being lead away in handcuffs by DHS officers.

Cohen, an ice cream mogul turned political activist, said after being spotted at the DOJ that his presence had nothing to do with Ben and Jerry’s recent controversies regarding Israel and the Palestinian territories nor recent statements regarding the U.S. existing on “stolen” land.

Here’s the moment Cohen burned the Bill of Rights:

Here’s what Newsmax reported:

Ben Cohen, a liberal activist and co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, burned a copy of the Bill of Rights outside the Department of Justice on Thursday in protest of the treatment and incarceration of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange, a 52-year-old Australian, is in custody in a maximum-security prison in London awaiting extradition to the United States. He is facing an 18-count federal indictment for publishing thousands of classified documents and diplomatic cables in 2010 and 2011 related to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Obama administration declined to prosecute Assange because it said his actions were no different than a journalist who publishes such information. But Assange was indicted under the Trump administration in 2019, and the Biden administration has not derailed the effort to prosecute him.

“Anything he ever published was the truth,” Cohen said, according to the Washington Examiner. “And the truth revealed war crimes and government lies to the U.S. Congress and to the people.


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