Jane Fonda Arrested in D.C. During Climate Change Protest

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Jane Fonda Arrested in D.C. During Climate Change Protest
Actress Jane Fonda and fifteen other individuals were arrested outside of the U.S. Capitol Building this afternoon. Fonda was at the Capitol Building for a climate change protest. The actress and fifteen others face up to 90 days in prison, a $500 fine, or both. The 81-year old activist recently requested a break from her Netflix series Grace and Frankie to move to Washington D.C. and get more involved with climate change activism. Since then, she has started hosting weekly meetings on the subject to raise awareness.

Capitol Police communications director Eva Malecki said, "Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 16 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol." She revealed that they all, including Jane Fonda, were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding. Fonda has a long history of activism, going all the way back to the Vietnam War and has lent her voice
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