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Saturday, 19 October 2019

Jane Fonda gives a thumbs up as she is 'arrested' for the second time in a week during climate change rally in Washington D.C. alongside her Grace and Frankie costar Sam Waterston (18 Pics)

Jane Fonda has reportedly been arrested again during a climate change rally in Washington D.C. after she vowed to protest 'every Friday.'  
The 81-year-old actress, along with her Grace and Frankie co-star Sam Waterston, 78, were both handcuffed on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
Pictures of the two stars being cuffed by police were widely posted on social media. 
Her reported arrested marks the second Friday in a row Fonda has clashed with police during a protest at the Capitol. 
Jane Fonda has been arrested again during a climate change rally in Washington D.C. after she vowed to protest 'every Friday.'
Jane Fonda has been arrested again during a climate change rally in Washington D.C. after she vowed to protest 'every Friday.'
Fonda and her Grace and Frankie costar Sam Waterston were seen protesting outside the US Capitol as part of a climate change protest, on Friday in Washington, DC

Fonda and her Grace and Frankie costar Sam Waterston were seen protesting outside the US Capitol as part of a climate change protest, on Friday in Washington, DC
Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda
The Academy Award winner appeared in good spirits as zip ties were placed around her wrists on Friday 
She was filmed standing beside Oil Change International protesters, who started a chant demanding for 'climate justice now'. 
They also held placards with the caption, Green New Deal - a nod to New York representative Alexandria Occasio Cortez' proposed legislation to tackle climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions across the economy. 
It also aims to guarantee new high-paying jobs in clean energy industries. Fonda, who was wearing a beret and red coat, appeared in jovial form as she gave a thumbs up to protesters as zip ties were placed around her wrists. 
Before their arrests, Fonda compared current times to the urgency that Americans faced in the 1930s with the Great Depression.
She was reported by Deadline as saying: 'Make no mistake. Change is coming whether we like it or not, by disaster or by design.'
Waterston, 78, is best-known for his roles in The Killing Fields for which he won an Oscar. He also stars as District Attorney Jack McCoy in Law and Order and has appeared in 16 seasons of the hit show.
He spoke amicably with officers as they searched him and was taken away in a separate car. He repotedly saying: 'It’s good to be here..' 
Asked by one reporter beforehand  if it was the right move to get arrested to highlight the issue, Waterston responded: 'I have to do something. I don’t know. You got a better idea?.'
Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
Waterston, 78, who  is best-known for his roles in The Killing Fields and Law and Order, was also seen with zip ties around his wrists and it is not known for certain if he was arrested 
Capitol Police told The Wrap in a statement: 'Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 17 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating in the unit block of First Street, SE. 
'All were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding.'
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 and he reportedly said it was his first time being detained.
Fonda previously took a stand against the Vietnam War, for which some nicknamed 'Hanoi Jane.'
The Academy Award winner told The Washington Post earlier this month that she intended on being apprehended while protesting in Washington every Friday for the next 14 weeks.
Fonda was seen holding a sign reading: 'Green New Deal Now!' before her arrest
Fonda was seen holding a sign reading: 'Green New Deal Now!' before her arrest 
The 81-year-old actress, along with her Grace and Frankie co-star Sam Waterston, were both handcuffed on the steps of the U.S. Capitol

The 81-year-old actress, along with her Grace and Frankie co-star Sam Waterston, were both handcuffed on the steps of the U.S. Capitol
Fonda fooled around with other protesters, who started a chant demanding for 'climate justice now'
Fonda fooled around with other protesters, who started a chant demanding for 'climate justice now'
'I’m going to take my body, which is kind of famous and popular right now because of the series, and I’m going to go to D.C. and I’m going to have a rally every Friday,' Fonda said.
'It’ll be called Fire Drill Friday. And we’re going to engage in civil disobedience and we’re going to get arrested every Friday.'
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.'
The Academy Award winner told The Washington Post earlier this month that she intended on being apprehended while protesting in Washington every Friday for the next 14 weeks
The Academy Award winner told The Washington Post earlier this month that she intended on being apprehended while protesting in Washington every Friday for the next 14 weeks
Protesters held placards with the caption, Green New Deal - a nod to New York representative Alexandria Occasio Cortez' proposed legislation to tackle climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions across the economy
Protesters held placards with the caption, Green New Deal - a nod to New York representative Alexandria Occasio Cortez' proposed legislation to tackle climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions across the economy
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Fonda revealed in an interview that she would go to the steps of the Capitol building holding a placard and will refuse to obey three requests by the Capitol Police to cease and desist
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 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 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
American actress and political activist Fonda and her husband, social and political activist Tom Hayden, are seen during an anti-nuclear demonstration in New York
American actress and political activist Fonda and her husband, social and political activist Tom Hayden, are seen during an anti-nuclear demonstration in New York
Revealing her plan in The Washington Post, she claimed that very Thursday evening, starting October 17, there will be online teach-ins featuring climate scientists talking about different aspects of global warming. 
Fonda claimed she would like to 'draw connections' by discussing how violence against women appears to be more prevalent in communities suffering from climate change.
She revealed that she would go to the steps of the Capitol building holding a placard and will refuse to obey three requests by the Capitol Police to cease and desist. 
Fonda added: 'The number one thing is cutting all funding and permits for new developments for fossil fuel and exports and processing and refining.'
Fonda also told the L.A. Times that after Donald Trump was elected she 'tried to get him on the climate thing.'
Fonda claimed to have been inspired to act by Greta Thunberg, a young activist from Sweden
Fonda claimed to have been inspired to act by Greta Thunberg, a young activist from Sweden
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Fonda is shown, (left),  in a 1970 police mug shot after she was arrested for assault and battery in Cleveland, Ohio, after she allegedly kicked a cop. All charges were later dropped
She explained: 'I know men like him. Not as bad, but I know men like him. And the ego is a big thing.' 
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.”' 
Fonda was one of the most public faces in the anti-war movement throughout the years that the United States was in Vietnam, but drew the outrage of many in 1972 when she travelled to Hanoi in North Vietnam.
After touring the area and being heavily photographed with the forces that the US were fighting, Fonda publicly attacked her country for bombing farmland and destroying the dyke system which was crucial to feeding much of the population.
The United States denied ever carrying out such an action. She also supported the Black Panthers and marched for the rights of Native Americans, soldiers and working mothers. 
In 1970, she went to Fort Meade to hand out antiwar pamphlets to soldiers, but was arrested before she was able to. 

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