Jane Fonda was arrested on Friday in Washington, D.C. during a climate change protest, Variety has confirmed. On Friday the two-time Academy Award-winning actress succeeded when she was arrested along with other activists protesting on the steps of the Capitol building.
Earlier this week, Fonda said she planned to protest each Friday until she was arrested, telling ABC News, "11:00 o'clock every Friday morning, come get arrested with me".
"Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 16 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol", United States Capitol Police Communications Director Eva Malecki told People magazine.
When asked about Friday's incident, Kathleen Rogers, president of the world's largest environmental movement Earth Day, also based in Washington, said she wasn't aware it happened but had previously received numerous e-mail requests suggesting Fonda as a speaker at the mall on Earth Day at the organization's upcoming 50th anniversary.
And she credits the teenage climate activist with her new call to action in the nation's capital. In another video, Fonda can be seen being escorted away by Capitol Hill police, hands zip-tied.
She said she would be part of the protests on her website on Thursday. "We don't have very much time, and it's really urgent". Throughout her life, she's voiced her opinion about several controversial topics. Fonda is living in Washington for almost four months and plans to get arrested every Friday until she has to begin filming her Netflix show, Grace and Frankie, early next year. "We cannot continue to stand for this", Jane previously said on Thursday (October 10).
"It so traumatized her that she stopped eating".
She explained: 'I know men like him.
"It hurts me and it will to my grave that I made a huge, huge mistake that made a lot of people think I was against the soldiers", she said, according to The Guardian. It earned her the nickname that's stuck ever since, "Hanoi Jane".