×

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

Jane Fonda was arrested on Friday in Washington, D.C. during a climate change protest, Variety has confirmed.

“Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 16 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol,” Capitol Police communications director Eva Malecki said in a statement to Variety. She added that all were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding.

Videos emerged on social media of the “Grace and Frankie” star being taken into custody in handcuffs on Friday afternoon. The protest was associated with the actress’ Friday Drill Fridays campaign, in which Fonda vowed to protest every Friday through the end of the year on Capitol Hill “to demand that action by our political leaders be taken to address the climate emergency we are in,” her website says.

“I will be on the Capitol every Friday, rain or shine, inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created,” Fonda says on the campaign’s site. “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.”

Fonda recently told the Washington Post that she moved to D.C. so that she could be more active in urging for action against climate change, telling the publication, “We’re going to engage in civil disobedience and we’re going to get arrested every Friday.”

Variety has reached out to Fonda’s reps for additional comment.

More TV

  • Liselott Forsman

    Nordisk Film & TV Fond Boasts Record Budget for 2020

    As the Nordisk Film & TV Fond prepares to celebrates its 30th anniversary, at this month’s Göteborg Film Festival, CEO Liselott Forsman has outlined her vision for the upcoming yearm which sees the fund boasting a record high budget of NOK 127 million ($12.8 million), up from last year’s total of NOK 97.75 million ($11.4 [...]

  • Director Manolo Caro'Perfectos Desconocidos' film screening

    ‘House of Flowers’ Manolo Caro Confirmed as Iberseries Jury President (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID  — Mexico’s Manolo Caro, creator-director-writer of Netflix hit “La Casa de las Flores” (“The House of Flowers”), will preside the jury of the first Iberseries, one of the Spanish-speaking world’s first TV festivals to be clearly staged not only for local audiences but the whole of Ibero-America. Focusing on Spanish-language drama series and promoted [...]

  • Nick Cannon Drew Barrymore Lauren Lake

    NATPE 2020: Industryites Hope Marquee Names Help Drive Daytime Turnaround

    A little momentum goes a long way in daytime. After a long slump, the first-run syndication market has come back to life this year with several high-profile new talk shows headed for this year’s NATPE conference in Miami, which runs Jan. 21-23. Nick Cannon is extending his multimedia endeavors into daytime. So is actor-entrepreneur Drew [...]

  • Globoplay

    Brazil’s Globo Set to Launch Streamer Globoplay in the U.S.(EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID  — Brazilian TV giant Globo, the biggest media company in Latin America, will join the ranks of international streaming platforms on Jan. 19, launching its over-the-top Globoplay service in the U.S’s booming subscription video streaming market. Priced at $13.99 a month, Globoplay’s launch marks the first move in international expansion for the OTT service, [...]

  • The Paradise

    ‘The Paradise’ Screenwriter Matti Laine on Riitta Havukainen, Ran Tellem, Finnish Drama

    MADRID  — Following on 2019 MipTV hit “Invisible Heroes,” set in 1973 Chile, “The Paradise” marks the second time in under 12 months that Finnish public broadcaster YLE has reached out to set – and co-produce – a primetime drama in the Spanish-speaking world. Neither are commonplace dramas. Produced by Finland’s MRP Matila Röhr Productions, [...]

  • CNC Chief Outlines Plan to Update

    CNC Chief Outlines Plan to Update French Production Infrastructure

    Speaking at an industry round-table at the Paris-based Production Forum on Thursday, Dominique Boutonnat, president of France’s National Film Board (CNC), announced a new plan to update local production studios in order to make them more internationally competitive. The modest plan, which involves new funding, training sessions and additional research, follows a March 2019 report, [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content