Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston Arrested at D.C. Climate Change Protest


Hollywood actors Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston were taken into police custody on Friday during a protest over so-called climate change outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Photos and video of the Grace and Frankie co-stars being handcuffed and taken into custody were shared to Twitter.

The incident comes after Fonda was arrested on Capitol Hill last Friday as well while protesting global warming.

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.

The actress vowed to join the protests at the Capitol “inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created.”

Appearing Monday on CNN, the actress and left-wing activist said she is prepared to “get arrested every Friday” and floated the idea of bringing governments to “a halt” if they combat so-called climate change.

“The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Crisis told us last year we only have 12 years left. Now it’s 11 years left. We have 11 years left to try to turn this fossil fuel disaster around so that we don’t completely pass the tipping point and it becomes untenable to govern, untenable to have a stable economy, or any kind of human rights or anything,” she told host Christiane Amanpour. “There’s just going to be one disaster on top of another. But we do have time. We have time and it’s going to require people in every country all around the world to organize and mobilize and, if necessary, bring governments to a halt if we can’t make them do the right thing.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 


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