Oct 12, 2019
By Jeremy Logan
Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change.
image courtesy of Cleveland 19
The actress and activist was handcuffed on the east side steps and escorted into a police vehicle. Video of the arrest circulated online.
Fonda was one of 16 people arrested for unlawfully protesting and was charged with “crowding, obstructing or incommoding.” She was released hours later.
On Thursday, the actress vowed to join Friday protests at the Capitol “inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created.”
Ira Arlook, of the group Fire Drill Fridays, confirmed that Fonda was arrested at the inaugural demonstration Friday.
In a speech before her arrest, Fonda called climate change “a collective crisis that demands collective action now.”