US actress Susan Sarandon has found herself behind bars after attending a protest at the New York state Capitol in Albany in support of raising minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers, Report informs via the Daily Mail.
New York state legislators are getting ready to increase the minimum wage to $17 an hour, though tipped restaurant workers are excluded from this new law.
The 76-year-old actress - who recently celebrated her daughter Eva Amurri getting engaged - was one of eight activists for One Fair Wage who were arrested.
Spectrum 1 Albany reporter Kate Lisa also shared a video on Twitter, showing the activists - including former New York lieutenant governor candidate Ana Maria Archila - at the state Capitol concourse shouting, 'One fair wage!' repeatedly.
They were also trying to spread a massive pink banner across the concourse before they were arrested for disorderly conduct.
Sarandon and the others were all processed, issued appearance tickets and released.
The last time the state of New York increased the minimum wage in 2016 to $15, a report claimed wages for tipped workers fell 25% at that time.
Before her arrest, Sarandon spoke at the rally, where she insisted how important these workers are.
'They are very, very important and need to be treated with dignity, not only for the back-breaking labor that they do, but what they have to do to communicate and understand and be patient and all the things that are linked to a successful business,' Sarandon said.
Just days earlier, Sarandon was out on the streets of New York City walking the picket line for the Writers Guild of America strike.
The actress was spotted holding a Writers Guild of America East sign, while marching outside of Netflix's New York City headquarters.
Sarandon was also arrested in June 2018 at the Women Disobey protests in Washington D.C.