Thu. Jun 4th, 2020

Jane Fonda Arrested Fourth Time In Four Weeks, Rosanna Arquette, Catherine Keener Also Arrested

Actress, activist Jane Fonda on Friday was arrested for the fourth week in a row while she protested among a group in Washington, D.C.

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As she has in the previous weeks for her demonstrations dubbed “Fire Drill Fridays,” the actress had some famous faces in tow.


Along with Fonda, actresses Rosanna Arquette and Catherine Keener, as well as a number of other demonstrators, were taken into custody.


This week, instead of being arrested outside of the U.S. Capitol building, Fonda and the other demonstrators went into the Hart Senate office building, where she conducted and impromptu press conference.


During that chat, Fonda said that the red coat she’s been wearing for her arrests is the last item of clothing she’ll ever buy.


Fonda, Arquette, Keener and other demonstrators forming a circle as they sat on the floor of the atrium of the building, with the crowd singing “We Shall Not Be Moved” and “This Land Is Your Land.” At one point, Fonda waved at people watching them from the balconies on higher floors. The crowd then began chanting, “What do we want? A Green New Deal. When do we want it? Now.” They also chanted, “In the ground, keep fossil fuels.” And, “Power to our children…. Power to the people.”


“This is what democracy looks like,” the crowd chanted after the second song.

Capitol Police were heard telling people if they didn’t want to get arrested they needed to step outside the police perimeter.


After roughly 15 minutes, police officers started arresting people. The officers started taking people into custody one by one, going around the circle, starting after Fonda and her famous friends. As people were arrested, the remaining protesters cheered and applauded.



“I will be on the Capitol every Friday, rain or shine, inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created,” Fonda previously wrote on her own website.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: AP
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