Jane Fonda recently moved to Washington, D.C., to put herself right in the middle of the fight against climate change, and her first of many planned protests has ended in handcuffs. The actress and lifelong activist was demonstrating on Capitol Hill with the group Oil Change International. She said yesterday on her website that, “I will be on the Capitol every Friday, rain or shine, inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created.” She added, “I can no longer stand by and let our elected officials ignore — and even worse — empower the industries that are destroying our planet for profit. We can not continue to stand for this.” A police spokeswoman said that 16 protestors had been arrested this afternoon for “unlawfully demonstrating” and were charged with “crowding, obstructing or incommoding.” Fonda was among the 16, and even though her day of action ended in a police car today, you can bet she will be back on track for the next of her “Fire Drill Fridays,” which will take place every week for the next four months. If the law wants more Jane Fonda, they’ll know exactly where to find her.
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