Jane Fonda’s climate change protests are something to sit up
and take notice of. This time, she returned to the Capitol Hill and staged her
protest in front of the power corridors at Washington D.C. And, following suit
with her earlier protests, this time Joaquin Phoenix, Golden Globe winner, was
the latest celebrity arrest.
Latest from Friday’s protest
From the news report published in the USA Today, Ira Arlook
of Fire Drill Fridays reported that along with Joaquin Phoenix, his fellow
“Grace and Frankie” co-star Martin Sheen was also arrested right from
the steps of Capitol Hill. This is the latest in the string of high-profile
arrests that have become commonplace with every Jane Fonda climate change
According to the Ira Arlook interview, Golden Globe winner
Joaquin Phoenix was right beside Jane Fonda at the protest rally when the pair
were arrested. Spotted at the event and voicing her support for the cause was
celebrity actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. The Jane Fonda protests have been making
all the headlines, and her initiative named the Fire Drill Friday is at the
forefront among initiatives targeted at politicians for addressing
climate change and the effects.
Supporters of the movement were made aware through a video
posted by Jane Fonda at the Friday Fire Drills official account that though the
movement will surely continue in the near future. Still, for the time being,
Friday’s march was a last of the scheduled protests for the foreseeable future.
Jane Fonda has been protesting non-stop, every week since October. Sources
close to her reports that the protests coincide with her moving to Washington
permanently on top of the epicenter where the fight for global climate is
taking place. Her participation has resulted in multiple arrests for her and
celebrities and co-stars who have joined the movie star in her crusade.
Protests were aimed at the fossil fuel explorers
According to the Friday Fire Drill site, the protest on Friday was focused on all the investors as well as major banks who finance fossil fuel exploration. It was about stopping the “money pipeline,” according to the official FFD Twitter handle. Videos were posted on the official social networking site of the protest organization where protestors could be seen amassed in large numbers with slogans and chants in front of several financial institutions like the J.P. Morgan and Chase bank.
Celebrity arrests aren’t new if you have been following the
Jane Fonda protests against climate change. Several big-name stars have already
been arrested in the past few weeks that include Sam Waterston, Lily Tomlin,
Rosanna Arquette, Gloria Steinem, and Casey Wilson. For the Friday protests, supporters
joined in from all corners of the Hollywood with notable presences of 11 years
old actor Iain Armitage as well as director Josh Fox.
With similar protests and shows of solidarity against a
global cause like climate change becoming a commonplace and global affair, the
world is waiting with bated breath to see the plans and action from the
governments and the international community in tackling this serious