Jane Fonda Avoids Arrest During Fifth Day Of Climate Change Protests

Forget three times lucky, it would seem five is the lucky number for Jane Fonda. The legendary actress avoided arrest on her fifth day protesting climate change in Washington, D.C.

REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The actress joined fellow protesters in the U.S. Capitol for Fire Drill Friday for the fifth week in a row, but managed to avoid arrest this time around.

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This time she brought along Ben & Jerry’s co-founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. But, the stakes were a lot higher for the 81-year-old humanitarian, since she could’ve potentially spent weeks in prison had she been arrested on Friday.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fonda left the march that started at the U.S. Capitol Building before it concluded at the gates of The White House to avoid being arrested.

REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

“Jane Fonda has now left, but gave a big hug to Ben and Jerry before she did,” reporter Ted Johnson shared on Twitter.

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.

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“I have to be careful not to get to a point where they’re going to keep me for 90 days because I have to begin preparing for ‘Grace and Frankie’ in January. So I’m not going to get arrested every time. They give you three warnings and so I will step away at the third warning,” she told THR.

Fonda was previously arrested with other celebrities such as Ted Danson, Sam Waterston, Rosanna Arquette and Catherine Keener.

 

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