Jane Fonda taken into custody at climate crisis protest in Washington

Jane Fonda was taken into police custody Friday in Washington, DC, while participating in a climate crisis demonstration.

The incident comes as the actress and activist launched her “Fire Drill Fridays” campaign, a civil disobedience effort to raise awareness of environmental challenges.
“The United States Capitol Police arrested 16 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol,” Eva Malecki, spokeswoman for the Capitol police told CNN.
All were charged with “crowding, obstructing or incommoding,” she said.
While Malecki did not confirm Fonda was among those arrested, Fonda’s campaign shared an image of her being taken into custody.

@Janefonda is getting arrested because of the #ClimateEmergency. What are you doing to combat this crisis? #FireDrillFriday
— Fire Drill Fridays (@FireDrillFriday) October 11, 2019

Additional witnesses shared video on social media.

Ms @Janefonda taken into custody by @visitthecapitol police for taking a stand on the #ClimateCrisis #civildisobedience #FireDrillFriday
— Arlo Hemphill (@arlohemphill) October 11, 2019

CNN has contacted Fonda’s representatives for comment.
In a recent interview with The Los Angeles Times, Fonda said she was inspired to act by environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
“She read the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] report and she realized that the crisis was barreling straight at us, like a train, and looked around and people weren’t behaving appropriately. It so traumatized her that she stopped eating. I hadn’t realized that she stopped eating and speaking for almost a year. And that really hit me,” Fonda said.

As @GretaThunberg said, “We have to act like our house is on fire, because it is.” @JaneFonda, activists, Indigenous leaders, experts, & community members are answering the alarm sounded by youth to demand action on the climate emergency.
Join us for #FireDrillFriday
— Fire Drill Fridays (@FireDrillFriday) October 11, 2019

She also told the publication that she was hoping to get arrested in her advocacy work.


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