Jane Fonda arrested on fourth Friday in a row
The actress and activist said she moved to Washington for four months to raise awareness about the devastating challenges that are facing the Earth.
“There is a collective crisis, requires collective action,” the 81-year-old told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “And so I decided to use my celebrity to try to raise the sense of urgency, and I moved to Washington, and I’m going to get arrested every Friday.”
She calls these protests “Fire Drill Fridays.” Each week, she along with other advocacy organizations gather at the US Capitol to bring attention to how the climate crisis intersects with different parts of the human life, such as militarism, women and human rights.
Here’s a timeline of Fonda’s protests so far.
December 20: Fonda celebrates 82nd birthday
December 13: Sally Field arrested
December 6: Actresses march
November 29: Her on-screen grandson joins
November 22: Celebrity arrests
November 15: More celebrities join Fonda
November 8: There was ice cream
November 1: Held in police custody
October 25: With Ted Danson
October 18: With Sam Waterston
October 11: The first arrest