Published: Sat, October 12, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Actress Jane Fonda arrested at Washington climate change protest

Actress Jane Fonda arrested at Washington climate change protest

See an ABC News clip of a Fonda interview on the subject and, following that, footage of her arrest today. All were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding.

Fonda said she plans to spend about four months in the capital to participate in a series of rallies, with the first one scheduled for Friday.

U.S. actress Jane Fonda listens to Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe's speech before receiving the Vermeil Medal of the City of Paris on June 10, 2010 at the Paris City Hall.

She moved to Washington DC to be greater involved in the fight against climate change, she said.

In addition to the Friday actions organized by Fonda, beginning on October 17 live-streamed teach-ins will be held each Thursday night featuring "interviews with experts who will discuss and answer questions about each different aspect of climate change that is the focus of the next day's action", according to a statement published on the Fire Drill Fridays website.

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

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"11:00 o'clock every Friday morning come get arrested with me or choose not to it doesn't matter", said the activist actress many detractors call "Hanoi Jane".

Fonda, dressed in a bright red overcoat, chanted climate action slogans before she was handcuffed and led away to cheers from fellow protesters.

It was just yesterday that Fonda took to her website to speak out about her "Fire Drill Fridays" protests, inspired by Greta Thunberg. "It so traumatized her that she stopped speaking and eating", Fonda explained. "And that really hit me".

Among the allegations she refuted as being false were that she was "disloyal" to Trump or privately said to ignore his orders because he would be impeached.

"The image of Jane Fonda, Barbarella, Henry Fonda's daughter, sitting on an enemy aircraft gun was a betrayal", she said in 2005, "the largest lapse of judgment I can imagine". Not as bad, but I know men like him.

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