Jane Fonda arrested at Washington D.C. oil protest

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Well, actress Jane Fonda said she was going to get arrested, and that's what happened Friday.

In a video posted to YouTube, Fonda can be seen climbing the steps of the capital, and then turning around to the crowd and saying, "Arrest me".

Footage shows police officers apprehending the 81-year-old Grace & Frankie star on the steps of the US Capitol while she was peacefully protesting climate change, PageSix reported. "Every Friday through January, I will be leading weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill to demand that action by our political leaders be taken to address the climate emergency we are in".

Before the 82-year-old's arrest, she told WUSA that she has actually moved to D.C.to ensure that the issue of climate change remains front and center, "like a ticking time bomb".

When Law&Crime asked for information on the arrest, Capitol police did not discuss it in particular. "We don't have very much time, and it's really urgent". Fonda is living in Washington for almost four months and plans to get arrested every Friday until she has to begin filming her Netflix show, Grace and Frankie, early next year.

Fonda, dressed in a bright red overcoat, chanted climate action slogans before she was handcuffed and led away to cheers from fellow protesters. "We cannot continue to stand for this". "It so traumatized her that she stopped speaking and eating", Fonda explained.

"I do not know Mr. Giuliani's motives for attacking me", she says.

Among the allegations she refuted as being false were that she was "disloyal" to Trump or privately said to ignore his orders because he would be impeached. For that, she was dubbed "Hanoi Jane" and a traitor by some. The cameras flashed. I got up, and as I started to walk back to the auto with the translator, the implication of what had just happened hit me.

The goal of the rallies is to "stop all new leasing permits for any fossil fuel development on public lands and waters" and to make the fossil fuel industry "pay for the mess they've made", she told the L.A. Times.