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Jane Fonda gets arrested again for climate change

Jane Fonda gets arrested again for climate change”

According to the Los Angeles Times, the 81-year-old actress had a goal in mind when she moved: to get arrested.

Earlier than her arrest, Fonda spoke about her mission, and praised the proposed Inexperienced New Deal, an bold legislative enterprise to deal with local weather change.

It was not immediately clear what charges she and Waterston face after Friday's arrest.

"What would you tell President Trump?" someone in the crowd yelled to her earlier, as she and other protesters stood on their platform in front of the Capitol.

Jane's vowed to stage a demonstration outside the Capitol every Friday no matter what, after being inspired by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg and her weekly climate strikes across the globe.

Fonda and Waterston were joined by about a dozen others who briefly blocked First Street on the east side of the Capitol.

The Academy Award-winning actress was photographed with zip ties on her wrists and being escorted by U.S. Capitol Police. Fire Drill Friday, as the protests are called do not appear to be going away any time soon.

Fonda told the newspaper she planned to spend about four months in Washington for a series of sit-ins and rallies - after getting an OK from Netflix to take time off from her series Grace and Frankie, which she co-stars with Lily Tomlin.

When asked by a reporter what compelled her and others to take that extra step to go up onto the steps and be arrested, she said: "Well, because it brings people like you here".

In an interview with ABC's Deputy Political Director MaryAlice Parks, Fonda explained why she made a decision to get involved. "It attracts media. We're trying to raise the visibility of this crisis".

Especially in the US, young people appear to be driving numerous protests and rallies demanding government action on climate change, University of Maryland sociologist Dana Fisher said. "They woke up after the election, and they haven't gone back to bed", Fisher said. "It so traumatized her that she stopped speaking and eating".

"It's a good thing that Jane is doing, to try to shift the paradigm so it's not just falling on young people" to rally the public on fossil fuel emissions, said Joe Markus, a 19-year-old Washington-area student attending Friday's protest. She came out Friday as part of a group calling itself Elders Climate Action.

"We have to be sure that the crisis that is climate change remains front and center like a ticking time bomb".



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