Us actress Jane Fonda was arrested while taking part in Washington DC’s climate change protest
The 81-year-old was filmed as she protested outside the U.S. Capitol building with Oil Change International, a group advocating clean energy, being escorted away by police officers.
She said that she would be active in the protests and was motivated by “the amazing movement created by our youth.”
Ms. Fonda has a protesting background.
According to CBS News, she was one of 16 people arrested. All of them were charged with crowding, obstructing or inconveniencing.
On her website Ms Fonda said she had moved to Washington DC to be “closer to the epicenter of our climate fight.”
Every Friday before January, she vowed to protest and demand action to be taken to address climate change. Ms. Fonda labeled the protests. “Fire Drill Fridays”
A panel of experts will take part in a live stream explaining the crisis to viewers every night before their protests Ms Fonda said.
She invited Black Lives Matter and the Sunrise Movement leaders a group of young people who want to stop climate change and create millions of jobs in the process, according to the Washington Post.
The actress has had an activism history. Last month She was pictured speaking at last month’s global climate strike in Los Angeles.
She spent Thanksgiving at Standing Rock among the protesters in 2016, protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline construction.
She also sponsored the Black Panthers, a radical political group aimed at providing armed citizen patrols to monitor police behavior and challenge police brutality in Oakland. She hosted fundraisers in her home.