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, 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.’
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?.’
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
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
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.
‘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.
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’
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.’
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.’
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
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
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.’
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.’
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.”’