Jane Fonda Arrested While Protesting in DC

Jane Fonda Arrested While Protesting in DC

Jane Fonda Arrested While Protesting in DC

According to a press release, Fonda will be joined at every "Fire Drill Friday" through at least the middle of January by celebrities, scientists, economists and people from impacted communities who will speak and aren't afraid to be arrested in the process.

Fonda had announced her intentions ahead of the protest, telling the Washington Post she recently moved to D.C.so she could be more active on the issue of climate change.

In a recent interview, the aging actress said she was inspired by children such as Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Fonda told the newspaper she plans to spend about four months in Washington for a series of sit-ins and rallies - after getting an OK from Netflix to take time off from her series "Grace and Frankie" with Lily Tomlin. "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 a statement, a Capitol Police spokesman told the Hollywood Reporter, "Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 16 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol".

Malecki wrote that all are charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding.

"What we're facing is so important and so urgent, it doesn't matter".

This isn't the first time Fonda has been arrested, however.

"It so traumatized her that she stopped eating".

Fonda is no stranger to political activism. "We don't want to just go silent", Fonda said. "We cannot continue to stand for this".

"It's too late for moderation", she said. "It really makes a difference to have a hit TV series, not a hit movie".

Fonda said she didn't think Trump's presidency would be this bad. "I want to stand with them and raise up... their message".

"I do not know Mr. Giuliani's motives for attacking me", she says.

"I'm desperate", the actress continued. Sign up here for Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle's newsletter.

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