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Rosario Dawson is arrested at GOP Convention protest -- The starlet was filming a scene when she and two fellow filmmakers were booked

Unlike the tens of thousands of marchers who thronged the streets of Manhattan on Sunday, Rosario Dawson didn't come to protest against the Republican National Convention, but she was arrested anyway. According to the New York Daily News, the ''Men in Black II'' actress was filming a scene for a movie called ''This Revolution,'' shooting just a couple blocks away from the convention site at Madison Square Garden and using the ready-made cast of thousands as extras, when police detained her. She was reportedly wearing a black bandanna over her face, and officers cited a law against protesters using masks to hide their identities. The 25-year-old and her costar, Vija Brigita Grosgalvis, were herded into a police van, and when director Stephen Marshall protested their arrests and tried to show his valid film permits, he was arrested as well.

Dawson, who'll be seen this fall opposite Colin Farrell in ''Alexander,'' ''refused to be handcuffed,'' police told ''Entertainment Tonight.'' According to ''ET,'' police cited her for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, blocking traffic, and obstruction of government administration.

Originally posted Aug 30, 2004
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