Jane Fonda is a massive climate change activist and even was arrested over the weekend due to her protesting. The 81-year-old actress was one of 16 people arrested and charged with obstruction after protesting in front of the U.S. Capitol during a climate change demonstration on October 11th, 2019. It doesn’t end there either! The celeb says she plans to get arrested every Friday for the upcoming future.
She recently told The Washington Post that she has relocated to D.C. to help push for action against climate change.
“I’m going to take my body, which is kind of famous and popular right now because of the [Netflix] series [Grace and Frankie] and I’m going to go to D.C. and I’m going to have a rally every Friday,” said Fonda. “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.”
This isn’t the actress’ first time being heavily involved in activism. While on an anti-Vietnam War speaking tour in 1970, she was arrested after airport security found vitamins in Fonda’s luggage they believed to be drugs. It resulted in an unforgettable mugshot. She was later released and had charges dropped after the vitamins were determined to be just vitamins.
During future demonstrations, Fonda will be joined by “celebrities, scientists, economists, and people from impacted communities who will speak and some of whom will invite arrest,” said a press release. You have to admire her determination and love for our planet!