Jane Fonda escaped her fifth arrest on Friday when hundreds of protesters gathered on Capitol Hill to fight the climate crisis on Friday.
For the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., 81-year-old Fonda led the group of energetic activists into protest songs, while embracing anti-war activist, Jodie Evans, co-founder of the female grassroots organization Code Pink.
She wore her distinctive bright red jacket – which she said is the last item of clothing she will buy in an effort to be sustainable – gathering the troops around a message of urgency.
Jane Fonda (photo) led climate activist in protests on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
She said: & # 39; We cannot leave it to young people to fight alone for this future. & # 39;
Fonda emphasized the & # 39; urgency of the climate crisis and the need for activism on an unprecedented scale & # 39 ;.
The celebrity advocate has been the face of her & # 39; Fire Drill Fridays & # 39; for more than a month. and was subsequently arrested four times.
The weekly event was inspired by the work of 16-year-old eco warrior Greta Thunberg, who is credited with revitalizing environmental activism in younger generations.
Fonda & # 39; s & # 39; Fire Drill Fridays & # 39; are inspired by 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who has revived protests against climate change
Fonda (photo): & # 39; We cannot leave it to young people to fight for their future alone & # 39;
In a statement, Fonda said: “I moved to Washington, DC to be closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate. Every Friday through January, I conduct weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill to demand that our political leaders take action to address the climate emergency. We cannot afford to wait. & # 39;
The Guardian reports that this week's focus on & # 39; Fire Drill Fridays & # 39; lay on the negative effects that war and the army have on the global environment.
The US Army is reported to emit more carbon dioxide than many industrialized countries, including Morocco, Sweden and New Zealand.
Pictured: Fonda with a & # 39; Fire Drill Fridays & # 39; protest poster while marching in Washington, D.C. on Friday
& # 39; I started Jane on the street in 1970, 49 years ago. And I've never seen her lose her passion or energy, & Evans said.
& # 39; Nobody works like Jane. She puts her body on the line and is not afraid to feel uncomfortable. & # 39;
True to the words of Evans, Fonda unabashed when she focused on the fossil fuel industry.
& # 39; If we do not create and demand a fairer, fairer, more democratic future, what are we talking about? & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Why should people support investing in fossil fuels unless there is something in it for them? This must therefore be holistic and fair. & # 39;
On Twitter, she wrote: & # 39; We need the fossil fuel industry to provide $ 11 million in & # 39; stranded assets. The employees in the fossil fuel industry are not & # 39; stranded assets & # 39 ;. We need good trade union jobs and a fair and equitable transition. & # 39;
Co-founders of Ben & Jerry, Ben Cohen (left) and Jerry Greenfield (right) attended the meeting to support environmental rights
In addition to Evans, Ben & Jerry's co-founders took part in climate change and talked to the crowd.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield praised Fonda's direction and her willingness to risk her body.
Cohen said: & You know, the absurdity of spending more than 50 percent of our nation's discretionary budget on the Pentagon while the biggest threat to our country is the climate crisis … is just incredible. & # 39 ;
& # 39; The amount of money spent on the Pentagon, more than $ 700 billion a year, is incomprehensible. But if it was used to things that really helped, rather than wars that would lead to more terrorists, we could go a long way to improving what really stands for national security.
& # 39; Our national security is a decent environment. & # 39;
The ice giants have long been environmental activists and at one point they have sold a & # 39; Save Our Swirled & # 39; taste to support the global campaign for ecological awareness.
Cohen: & # 39; You know, the absurdity of spending more than 50 percent of our country's discretionary budget on the Pentagon … is just a bit incredible & # 39;
When the demonstrators of & # 39; Fire Drill Fridays & # 39; from Fonda took to the streets, they soon crossed paths and fought for lawyers who fought for DACA Dreamers, or delayed action for the arrival of children.
Those two groups were quickly merged with an & # 39; Impeach Trump & # 39; march and allegedly Vietnam war veterans were also in the mix.
All four contingents cheered this afternoon with and for each other.
Pictured: protesters from different groups, including an & # 39; Imeach Trump & # 39; and supporter of DACA Dreamers, came together with Fonda & # 39; s group
However, not everyone was impressed by the outspoken attitude of Fonda.
A conservative protestant group walked past the climate protesters and called Fonda, shouting: "Four more years, Hanoi Jane!"
& # 39; Hanoi Jane & # 39; is the nickname Fonda earned in the 1970s, where she protested against the Vietnam War and was photographed on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun.
Around this time, Fonda was usually confiscated by the local authorities, but allegedly walked around the arrest and left in a waiting SUV.
TMZ reports that Fonda has avoided a new strike in her record at the request of protest organizers, otherwise she would spend more than a month in prison.
Fonda is currently scheduled to appear in court this month for her previous arrests, one of which has ended up in prison overnight.
She said The Hollywood Reporter: & # 39; I have to be careful that I don't get to a point where they hold me for 90 days because I have to prepare in January. & # 39;
& # 39; So I'm not going to be arrested every time. They give you three warnings and so I leave the third warning. & # 39;
It is believed that organizers find Fonda more valuable to protest than to be confronted with repercussions behind bars.
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