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Jane Fonda Arrested During DC Climate Change Protest

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Adrian Cunningham | 12 October, 2019, 01:26

See an ABC News clip of a Fonda interview on the subject and, following that, footage of her arrest today.

Well, actress Jane Fonda said she was going to get arrested, and that's what happened Friday. She added that all were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding.

Jane Fonda was infamous for her protests against the U.S. government during the Vietnam War.

"11:00 o'clock every Friday morning come get arrested with me or choose not to it doesn't matter", said the activist actress many detractors call "Hanoi Jane".

On the topic of climate change, Fonda says she has been inspired by environmental activists like Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old whose campaigning has gained global recognition.

Fonda had announced her intentions ahead of the protest, telling the Washington Post she recently moved to she could be more active on the issue of climate change. "We don't have very much time, and it's really urgent". The 81-year-old actress and a group of protestors were participating in her weekly "Fire Drill Friday" campaign.

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Fonda said: 'She realized that the crisis was barreling straight at us, like a train and looked around and people weren't behaving appropriately.

"It so traumatized her that she stopped eating". Fonda said she would like to "draw connections" by discussing how violence against women increases in communities suffering from climate change.

"Unlike [with] my earlier activism, I have a hit series at my back".

"I do not know Mr. Giuliani's motives for attacking me", she says.

"The image of Jane Fonda, Barbarella, Henry Fonda's daughter, sitting on an enemy aircraft gun was a betrayal", she said in 2005, "the largest lapse of judgment I can imagine".

"Although I understand that I served at the pleasure of the president, I was nevertheless incredulous that the US government chose to remove an ambassador based, as best as I can tell, on unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives", Yovanovitch testified.