Jane Fonda, the 81-year-old who is an Oscar-winning actress and Vietnam War objector, was among 16 people who were arrested in Washington, on Friday, Oct. 12, for unlawfully protesting over climate change at the U.S. Capitol building.
Accordingly, Fonda and the other 15 people were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating”and were charged with crowding and obstruction.
Earlier, the actress shared that she would be at the protest retweeting messages from the Fire Drill Fridays account, a Twitter account named for a series of demonstrations she organized to protest political inaction around climate change, according to USA TODAY.
— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) October 11, 2019
The outlet also said that Fonda planned to get arrested.
“She tells us she’ll be here *every* Friday into 2020—demonstrate, get arrested, repeat,” he tweeted with photos of him interviewing the actress.
On the Fire Drill Fridays website, Fonda said she was “inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created” around climate change. She even moved to D.C. “to be closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate.”
This isn’t the first time Fonda has been arrested, either.
According to her website, she was arrested for “drug smuggling” at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in 1970, according to USA TODAY.