Jane Fonda arrested at Washington D.C. oil protest

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"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 made a decision 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.

U.S. actress Jane Fonda listens to Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe's speech before receiving the Vermeil Medal of the City of Paris on June 10, 2010 at the Paris City Hall.

Jane Fonda will be in Washington, D.C., for four months' worth of sit-ins and rallies on climate change, and she said in an interview she hopes she gets arrested.

Jane Fonda appeared to have been arrested in front of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

According to a press release, Fonda will be joined at every "Fire Drill Friday" through at least the middle of January by celebrities, scientists, economists and people from impacted communities who will speak and aren't afraid to be arrested in the process. "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".

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In 2015, Fonda said she regretted taking the picture. She said she had wanted to take a year, but was able to get just the shorter amount of time, after which she will go back to Hollywood, finish recording her hit series, and return to protest more.

But despite her lefty credentials, Fonda told Politico in 2018 that while she opposes President Trump's policies, she doesn't hate him as a person.

She explained: 'I know men like him.

The arrest came after the Grace and Frankie star launched her "Fire Drill Fridays" civil disobedience campaign, demanding urgent action to battle climate change.

Fonda added: 'I talked to Pamela Anderson, for example.

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