Jane Fonda Arrested While Protesting in Washington D.C.

Carla Harmon
October 11, 2019

The 81-year-old actress and a group of protestors were participating in her weekly "Fire Drill Friday" campaign.

Jane Fonda was arrested in Washington, D.C., on Friday for protesting climate change.

Video of the arrest circulated online.

She was filmed standing beside Oil Change International protesters, who started a chant demanding for "climate justice now".

Fonda isn't the first celebrity to be arrested for protesting, and she certainly won't be the last - it may not even be the last time she is arrested - but whatever the case, TGIF just got a lot more interesting.

The Barbarella star announced she would be joining protesters in the USA capital on Thursday, stating: "I will be on the Capitol every Friday, rain or shine, inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created. We cannot continue to stand for this".

After reading about Thunberg's personal battle with the climate crisis she was determined to act.

"It so traumatized her that she stopped eating". The cameras flashed. I got up, and as I started to walk back to the auto with the translator, the implication of what had just happened hit me. "It'll be called 'Fire Drill Friday.' And we're going to engage in civil disobedience and we're going to get arrested every Friday".

In 2015, Fonda said she regretted taking the picture. The actress also wrote that, "I've moved to Washington, D.C.to be closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate".

She explained: 'I know men like him.

Fonda said the rallies will concentrate on a push to stop all new leasing permits for fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and to seek a gradual phaseout over 30 years, so that people who work for the fossil fuel industry will get "decent union jobs" that can support families.

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