People Are Making Up Fake Ben & Jerry's Flavors To Honor Co-Founders' Arrest

by John Haltiwanger
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On Monday, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of the beloved ice cream company Ben & Jerry's, were arrested in Washington DC as part of ongoing protests against money in politics.

The protests they were a part of on Monday, known as Democracy Spring, have been going on for a week or so. Other public figures, like Cenk Uygur and Rosario Dawson, were involved and also got arrested.

Both co-founders have been passionate about campaign finance reform for a long time, and Cohen even founded an organization back in 2012, Stamp Stampede, to help address it.

Right before he got arrested, Cohen reportedly said,

The history of our country is that nothing happens until people start putting their bodies on the line and risk getting arrested.

Cohen and Greenfield have never been shy about their activism and created a number of different ice cream flavors for various causes in the past such as "Save Our Swirled" for climate change awareness and "I Dough, I Dough" in support of same-sex marriage.

In light of their arrest, a number of Twitter users followed this tradition and made up some hilarious Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors to commemorate the occasion.

Some of these sound pretty delicious.