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Jane Fonda, 81, arrested in Washington DC as she appears at climate change protest

By newadmin / Published on Saturday, 12 Oct 2019 00:38 AM / Comments Off on Jane Fonda, 81, arrested in Washington DC as she appears at climate change protest / 2 views


Jane Fonda has been arrested in Washington DC after appearing at a climate change protest.

The Grace and Frankie star can be seen, in a video posted to Twitter, having her hands restrained behind her back by a police officer.

According to reports, officers used plastic zip ties to place the actress under arrest on the steps of the US Capitol building on Friday morning.

Jane, who is wearing a long red coat, was inundated with support as officers walked her away from the scene.

Protesters cheered and called out “We love you, Jane” as cops escorted her away.

Jane had previously said she was going to join in the protests.

Jane has been arrested in Washington

She was seen being restrained by police

She said: “I’m going to take my body, which is kind of famous and popular right now because of the [television] series and I’m going to go to DC and I’m going to have a rally every Friday.

“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.”

The actress, 81, told the Washington Post she had been inspired by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg.

Police officers line up during a climate change protest in Washington

She said the teenager had “realised what was happening and that this was barreling at us like an engine”.

She added: “It so traumatised her that she stopped speaking and eating. And when I read that, it rocked me because I knew that Greta had seen the truth. And the urgency came into my DNA the way it hadn’t before.

“Greta said we have to behave like it’s a crisis. We have to behave like our houses are on fire.”

Jane’s infamous 1971 mugshot

Jane was inspired by Greta Thunberg

Swedish youngster Greta led a millions-strong youth movement calling on action to be taken on global warming.

She was even tipped to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but was beaten by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who helped end his country’s 20-year war with Eritrea.

Jane has been arrested before, way back in 1971.

She was arrested at Cleveland Aiport on her way to an anti-war rally at a college campus because of three envelopes containing pills.

It turned out the pills were Fonda’s vitamins for breakfast, lunch, and dinner but she was arrested for drug smuggling.