After years of swerving from her "Hanoi Jane" days, Jane Fonda is back at it as a political activist. She is bold and unafraid just as she was in the '70s. "Nothing changes", Trump said. Every Friday through January, I will be leading weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill to demand that action by our political leaders be taken to address the climate emergency we are in. The actress even moved closer to D.C.to be at the epicenter of the fight for climate change.
In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Fonda said that Trump needs to be removed from office for the sake of the environment, calling him an "oil president".
The weekly event was inspired by the work of 16-year-old eco-warrior Greta Thunberg, who has been credited with revitalizing environmental activism in younger generations.
She said: 'We can not leave it to young people to fight this fight for their future by themselves'.
On Twitter, she wrote: 'We need the fossil fuel industry to leave $11 million in "stranded assets" in the ground.
The Golden Globe Award victor is not one for violence. "Remember that? She went to Vietnam to find out how nice they were".
Last Friday, Fonda spent the night in jail and since she has acquired multiple misdemeanours over the last few weeks this week would've landed her a lot more jail time.
'If we don't create and demand a more equitable, fair, democratic, future then what are we talking about?' she said.
Fonda also felt that she wasn't doing enough.
"We're trying to get people who are not used to going into the streets and engaging in civil disobedience and risking getting arrests", she said. Her fourth arrest put her at risk for facing 30-90 days in prison.
At this point, the protest organizers urged her to put an end to her arrest streak. "They weren't too nice to her by the way".
Jane Fonda avoided arrest during her fifth "Fire Drill Friday". Speculation for the early departure revolved around Fonda being potentially slapped with a longer stay in jail after racking up a number of misdemeanors in a short amount of time. Her TV presence may help boost awareness for what her group is fighting for.
On her march to the White House, Jane Fonda joined other groups of protesters, including indigenous rights activists and a pro-impeachment group. The 81-year-old leftist has been during climate change protests in Washington, DC.