Actress/ Activist Jane Fonda Arrested At U.S. Capitol While Demanding Action on Climate Change
82-year-old actress Jane Fonda was arrested Friday morning along with 16 other activists who lined the steps of the U.S. Capitol while they were demanding urgent action to battle climate change. Fonda was charged with “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding” and placed in handcuffs and escorted into a police car. A few hours later, the Barbarella actress was released.
Fonda stated, “We have to be sure that the crisis that is climate change remains front and center like a ticking time bomb. We don’t have very much time, and it’s really urgent.”
She claims that climate change is one issue that “will determine the survival of our species” and that’s why she plans to attend Fire Drill Fridays every week.
Happening Now — @Janefonda is HERE on Capitol Hill...— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) October 11, 2019
Planning to be arrested while protesting climate change political paralysis.
She tells us she’ll be here *every* Friday into 2020 — demonstrate, get arrested, repeat.@WUSA9 #ClimateChange #breaking #FireDrillFriday pic.twitter.com/4bvV4qVmxg
Her press release stated: “She will be joined at every ‘Fire Drill Friday’ through at least mid-January by celebrities, scientists, economists and people from impacted communities who will speak and some of whom will invite arrest. Inspired by the growing movement of young climate strikers, Fonda decided to move to the nation’s capital for four months to take up their baton.”
“Change is coming by design or by disaster,” Fonda told Entertainment News. “A Green New Deal that transitions off fossil fuels provides the design. They say it’s not realistic, that it’s Socialism. That’s what they said about Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, and we got Social Security and a middle class.”
Fonda has an estimated net worth of over $200 million after her marriage to Ted Turner, founder of CNN. Turner claimed the ten-year long marriage ended after Fonda became a Christian.