Jane Fonda Arrested While Protesting in Washington, D.C.

Jane Fonda talks to a crowd of protestors during a global climate rally at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 20 2019

Jane Fonda talks to a crowd of protestors during a global climate rally at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 20 2019

After pledging to hold weekly demonstrations over climate change, Jane Fonda was arrested on Friday as she was among those protesting in Washington, D.C. on the Capitol.

The website details the focuses of upcoming Friday actions as well as the campaign's five demands: a Green New Deal, respect of Indigenous land and sovereignty, environmental justice, protection and restoration of biodiversity, and implementation of sustainable agriculture. "That's what they said about Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, and we got Social Security and a middle class".

"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", she said.

"Fonda was detained along with 16 others for unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol", according to Capitol Police Department spokesperson Eva Malecki. All were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding, she said.

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According to The Washington Post, which interviewed Fonda ahead of the launch event on Friday, "she has invited some of her celebrity friends: Actor Ted Danson of "Cheers" fame, who has become involved in ocean conservation; "The Vagina Monologues" playwright Eve Ensler; and actresses Kyra Sedgwick and Catherine Keener".

The Capitol Police has confirmed to E! Eleven years to do something that has never been done in human history. "This is whether we're going to survive".

At the time, a protester said, "She got Americans killed ... and she went to Vietnam to advance her husband's career". When she flew into Cleveland, Ohio, from Canada, airport security reportedly searched her luggage and found multiple bags of vitamins that they assumed were drugs.

After reading about Thunberg's personal battle with the climate crisis she was determined to act. The charges were dropped, but a legendary mugshot was captured regardless.

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