Jane Fonda was arrested Friday along with one of her co-stars on the Netflix comedy series “Grace and Frankie.”
The AP reports that Fonda and actor Sam Waterston were arrested by U.S. Capitol Police during climate change protests in Washington.
“Fonda says she’s holding the events to draw more people into climate activism,” the AP reports. “Fonda tells The Associated Press she was last arrested for protesting in the 1970s. She says watching the climate activism of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg helped inspire her to get back in.”
Deadline provides the following account:
“Fonda, 81, and Waterston, 78, were joined by about a dozen others who briefly blocked First Street on the east side of the Capitol, just in front of the Library of Congress. They had engaged in a rally, called Fire Drill Fridays, which is calling for immediate action on the environment with a Green New Deal.
“They marched briefly with demonstrators, chanting ‘Our house is on fire! Put the fire out!,’ before making their way to the street, where officers arrived within about a minute.
“Fellow demonstrators shouted ‘Jane, Jane’ as she was put in plastic cuffs and then escorted into a wagon to be processed at a Capitol Police facility. Waterston was arrested soon after that, in what he said was his first time being detained.”
The clip below, posted by WUSA9, includes raw footage of Fonda’s arrest …