Jane Fonda arrested at U.S. Capitol environment protest

Actress Jane Fonda was arrested while taking part in an environmental protest at the U.S. Capitol on Friday (October 11) in Washington D.C..

Capitol Police Communications Director Eva Malecki said in a statement to Variety that Fonda was arrested along with 16 other protesters for “unlawfully demonstrating at the East Front of the U.S. Capitol.” They were charged with “crowding, obstructing and incommoding,” according to the statement.

Fonda has participated in several demonstrations in recent weeks affiliated with the “Fire Drill Fridays” campaign, which advocates for environmental legislation, education and sustainable agriculture.

Fonda told the Washington Post on Thursday that she planned to demonstrate every Friday for the next 14 weeks to draw attention to what she called the climate “crisis”.

(Production: Mariana Sandoval, Christina Anagnostopoulos)

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