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Actress Jane Fonda arrested after taking part in a climate change protest

Actress Jane Fonda arrested after taking part in a climate change protest

"Inspired by the Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, the student strikers, and Naomi Klein's new book On Fire: The Burning Case for the Green New Deal, I have chose to upend my life, leave my comfort zone, and move to Washington, D.C. for four months to focus on climate change", Fonda wrote in a letter circulated by the group CodePink announcing the campaign.

Eva Malecki, spokeswoman for the Capitol police, said: "Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 16 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the US Capitol".

Before Fonda was arrested, she delivered a short speech, during which she said that "we make personal choices like driving an electric auto or going vegan, recycling, and we think that that's enough".

The Los Angeles Times claimed that it was her mission to get arrested.

"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", she said.

NEW YORK -Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change.

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The Capitol Police has confirmed to E! "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".

Fonda is as famous for her activism as she is for her acting.

Jane Fonda got arrested Friday, and she hopes to make it a regular occurrence.

She said she would be part of the protests on her website on Thursday.

In a recent interview, the aging actress said she was inspired by children such as Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. The cameras flashed. I got up, and as I started to walk back to the vehicle with the translator, the implication of what had just happened hit me.

"I think every single human being has to say, 'What can I do to put this at the forefront?'" Fonda added.