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The Grace and Frankie co-stars were among 17 individuals taken into custody by Capitol police for allegedly unlawfully demonstrating, Eva Malecki, spokeswoman for the Capitol police told The Hollywood Reporter.
All were charged with crowding and obstructing or incommoding, Malecki said. Pictures of the two actors being cuffed and escorted away were posted to social media.
This marks the second Friday in a row Fonda was arrested during a protest at the Capitol at what she describes as “Fire Drill Fridays.” A day earlier, the actress appeared with Waterston in a video focused on a discussion of a Green New Deal, a Congressional proposal for comprehensive legislation about climate change.
On Oct. 11, Fonda was among 16 people arrested for allegedly unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the Capitol; all were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding, police said at the time.
Fonda has made it clear she plans on getting arrested as many times as it takes to get her climate change point across.
“I will be on the Capitol every Friday, rain or shine, inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created,” Fonda wrote on her own website last week.
Fonda has been a political activist for decades and a staunch opponent of oil industry developments.
“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. We can not continue to stand for this,” she said recently on her website.
Also arrested at this climate change protest blocking the road outside the Capitol: Law & Order actor Sam Waterston, who says this is his first time being arrested: pic.twitter.com/GVvCgv4RYK
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) October 18, 2019
Oct. 18, 11:00 am PST: Updated with statement from Capitol police.
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