Jane Fonda Arrested for the Third Time While Protesting Alongside Ted Danson

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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on October 11, 2019, but was updated on October 28, 2019, after authorities stated Jane Fonda was arrested for the third, alongside Ted Danson.

Third time’s the charm? It looks like Jane Fonda just can’t stay away from jail. It was the third Friday in a row that the Grace and Frankie actress, who is also an activist, was handcuffed while protesting the lack of action from leaders on climate change. Last week, the actress was arrested alongside her co-star, Sam Waterston. This week, she was joined in D.C. by Ted Danson.

This third arrest took place while the actress was with a group while protesting outside the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. Fonda and Danson were seen handcuffed, before being led away by police officers. The 81-year-old vowed to protest every Friday through the end of 2019 as part of her Fire Drill Fridays campaign.

It seems to me like Fonda is running through her contact list and calling a new celebrity every Friday to see if they would also like to get arrested. Hey, whatever it takes!

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on October 11, 2019, but was updated on October 21, 2019, after authorities stated Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston were arrested.

Well, it looks like Jane Fonda missed being in jail a little bit. The actress was arrested once more on Friday for protesting outside the Capitol, in an effort to urge U.S. officials to take climate change seriously. This time, her fellow “Grace and Frankie” costar, Sam Waterston, was also arrested for joining in on the protest.

Communications Director with the Capitol Police, Eva Malecki, stated the United States Capitol Police arrested 17 individuals for “unlawfully demonstrating the unit block of Frost Street, SE.” The individuals were charged with crowding, incommoding, or obstructing.

The actors were seen with their hands restrained, and pictures quickly surfaced on social media. This is the second week in a row where the actress has been arrested as part of her Fire Drill Fridays camping. She vowed to protest on the Capitol every Friday through the beginning of January.

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Oh no, it looks like Jane Fonda might be in quite a pickle. The nearly 82-year-old actress was arrested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building while she and dozens of other protesters fought for climate change. The Grace and Frankie actress moved to D.C. earlier this year to take part in the fight against climate change.

Fonda stated she will be on the top of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C every Friday through January 2020, launching her “Fire Drill Friday’s” civil disobedience campaign. The actress sent out a press release saying she would be joined every Friday by scientists, celebrities, economists and people from impacted communities who will speak and some who will invite arrest.

She was arrested Friday morning, surrounded by dozens of other climate activists, as they demanded lawmakers take action to address what she calls “an existential threat.” The U.S. Capitol Police released a statement saying they had arrested 16 individuals for “unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol. All were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding.”

Defending the “Fire Drill Friday’s” Fonda stated, “We have to be sure that the crisis that is climate change remains front and center like a ticking time bomb. We don’t have very much time, and it’s really urgent.” The focus will shift every Friday, from the Green New Deal to freshwater and forests.


This isn’t the first time the Hollywood Actress has been arrested. Back in 1970, the actress was arrested after attending a speaking tour for an anti-Vietnam War Campaign. Flying from Cleveland, Ohio, to Canada, airport security and reportedly her luggage and found several bags of vitamins that were assumed to be drugs. She was arrested for drug smuggling until the vitamins were tested. She was then later released anc all charges were dropped.

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