Jane Fonda is arrested at climate change rally in Washington D.C. after moving to the capital and vowing to protest ‘every Friday’
- Jane Fonda arrested at a climate change rally by the Capitol Building on Friday
- The actress appeared to be led away by police with her hands zip-tied
- She took a break from her Netflix show to move to Washington D.C. to protest
- Fonda claimed to have been inspired by Sweden’s Greta Thunberg
Jane Fonda has been arrested during a climate change rally after moving to Washington D.C. to protest ‘every Friday’.
The 81-year-old actress’s hands appeared to be zip-tied as she was taken away by police on the steps in front of the Capital Building in the US capital.
She was filmed standing beside Oil Change International protesters, who started a chant demanding for “climate justice now.”
Later as Fonda was led away the crowds applauded her and shouted, ‘We love you Jane!’
The Los Angeles Times claimed that it was her mission to get arrested. The actress has vowed to protest each week ‘rain or shine’.
Jane Fonda appeared to have been arrested in front of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
Fonda was led away by police on Friday. Her hands appeared to be zip-tied. She has recently spoken out about the climate crisis and vowed to protest every Friday ‘rain or shine’
Fonda claimed to have been ‘inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement’ spearheaded by young activists including Sweden’s Greta Thunberg.
She wrote on her website: ‘I can no longer stand by and let our elected officials ignore – and even worse – empower – the industries that are destroying our planet for profit.
‘We can not continue to stand for this.’
After reading about Thunberg’s personal battle with the climate crisis she was determined to act.
Fonda said: ‘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 was given permission to take a break from Netflix series ‘Grace and Frankie’ to join protesters for ‘Fire Drill Fridays.’
She wrote: ‘I’ve moved to Washington, D.C. to be closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate.’
Fonda told the L.A. Times that after Donald Trump was elected she ‘tried to get him on the climate thing’
She explained: ‘I know men like him. Not as bad, but I know men like him. And the ego is a big thing.’
Fonda was claimed to be demanding urgent action on a Green New Deal when she was arrested. Fellow protesters cheered as she was led away and shout, ‘We love you Jane’
Fonda took time off from Netflix series ‘Grace and Frankie’ to move to the US capital so she could join protesters for ‘Fire Drill Fridays’. Fonda famously protested the Vietnam War in the past
Fonda claimed to have been inspired to act by Greta Thunberg, a young activist from Sweden
In a bizarre note, she even said that she considered taking ‘some gorgeous woman climate activists’ to try to sway the President.
Fonda added: ‘I talked to Pamela Anderson, for example. And if she has to get on her knees and just say, “You’re going to be a hero. You can save the world.”’
The actress previously took a stand against the Vietnam War, for which some nicknamed ‘Hanoi Jane’.
Fonda also criticized former California Governor Jerry Brown for allegedly ignoring oil companies that continue to drill ‘all over California.’
DailyMail.com reached out to Jane Fonda’s representatives for comment but did not immediately hear back.