Jane Fonda threw herself front-and-center in the policial arena and joined the climate protests that have been going on for days.
As much as many Americans have tried to ignore them, protesters have been out in force to fight for the environment they say the generation of Jane Fonda ruined.
Last month teen climate crusader Greta Thunberg gained massive worldwide attention when she made tearful and angry pleas over what she perceives as a doomed planet Earth.
Today, Fonda wants in on the action.
“The planet, the planet, the planet is on fire!” Fonda can be seen chanting with fellow protesters before her arrest in at the U.S. Capitol building in Washinton D.C. on Friday.
Fonda, who says she’s inspired by Thunburg was marching with Oil Change International, was one of 16 arrested according to TMZ.
The activist actress says the protest is part of her “Fire Drill Fridays” initiative where she plans to protest outside the Capitol building every Friday rain or shine.
ABC News also caught some of the action:
— ABC News (@ABC) October 11, 2019
Unsurprisingly, the news of Fonda’s arrest didn’t take long to spread and sparked immediate debate.
So multi-millionairess jet-setting carbon-stomping Jane Fonda is so concerned about climate change she gets arrested in a protest.
Who says her acting days are over?
— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) October 11, 2019
Most veterans will remember her as the American that visited POWs and then turned in the notes they passed her to their captors.
— Watch Dog (@MR_A_J_S) October 11, 2019
Proud of you Jane Fonda, keep it up…
— sissel johnsen (@joh_sissel) October 11, 2019
Hanoi Jane trying to be relevant again pic.twitter.com/8ZwLjUWmRI
— Jae ????? (@PNWJae) October 11, 2019
It should come as no surprise that someone like Fonda, who fancies herself an activist, would throw her lot in with people like this:
The climate has officially been saved! pic.twitter.com/YAY9WbOq7b
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 10, 2019
Seemingly-strange environmental protests have been going on for days all around the world. It’s interesting that none of the protesters are ever caught with trash bags in their hand, you know, to literally clean-up the Earth like Trump supporters have been doing.
Is this day 3 or 4? It’s just one big party for them isn’t it? Meanwhile patients can’t get to hospital. pic.twitter.com/fFI4Koevy1
— ??????? wants #BritishIndependence (@tinabobuk) October 11, 2019
Extinction Rebellion Day 3 pic.twitter.com/yMiaXMb18b
— Ed Crawford (@_edwardcrawford) October 9, 2019
— Emile Ghessen (@emileghessen) October 8, 2019
It is unlikely that Fonda will receive any actual punishment for her actions, as it is fairly common for protestors to be arrested and then released without charges being filed. Unfortunately, this practice encourages more of the same behavior from people who think they should be able to do whatever they want, whenever they want, and everyone else be damned.