She said she’d do it again – and she did!
Hollywood icon Jane Fonda has taken part in a second climate protest on the steps of the U.S Capitol building in Washington D.C, calling for urgent government action to address the climate emergency.
And just like last week, she’s been taken away in handcuffs for obstructing the entrance of a public building. This time, she had Grace & Frankie co-star Sam Waterston by her side who was also arrested.
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@janefonda, Sam Waterston, and hundreds of people took to the streets to take part in demanding a #greennewdeal. Some, like Jane and Sam, got arrested. A #greennewdeal is CRITICAL if we stand any chance to address the climate crisis. Take action in your community by demanding green new deal from your representative and if you can, put your body on the line. It’s time. #firedrillfriday
Inspired by climate activist Greta Thunberg, Fonda has moved to Washington for four months to take part in the Fire Drill Fridays protests.
“This is a collective crisis that demands massive collective action,” the 81-year-old says in a social media post. “We have the money and the technology to do it, it’s the political will that’s lacking.”
The plan is to meet on the steps of the U.S Capitol every Friday to highlight different climate issues. This week, Fonda and hundreds of other activists have been calling for a Green New Deal – legislation which would help the United States move to using 100 percent renewable, zero-emission energy sources.