Ben & Jerry's co-founders arrested during protest at US Capitol

Ben & Jerry's Founders Arrested During Protest at US Capitol
Ben & Jerry's Founders Arrested During Protest at US Capitol

The two founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream were arrested Monday at a protest at the U.S. Capitol.

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were just two of hundreds of people arrested at a rally organized by Democracy Awakening to protest the large amounts of money spent by corporations during elections.

A statement from the U.S. Capitol Police said the protesters were charged with unlawful demonstration activities on the scene and then released.

SEE ALSO: Ben & Jerry's co-founder has a recipe for Bernie Sanders ice cream

Their company later confirmed the arrests on its website. "It all comes down to a simple idea that we believe in whole-heartedly: if you care about something, you have to be willing to risk it all ... for the greater good."

Of course, the Ben & Jerry's company and its co-founders have been long known to speak their minds about many social issues, including climate change, GMO labeling and gay rights.

RELATED: See more of the company's most popular flavors:

Originally published