Fridays for Future, the organization started by youth climate activist Greta Thunberg, protested at the Capitol Building on Friday in Washington, D.C., resulting in the arrest of actress, fitness advocate and activist Jane Fonda.
“We feel overwhelmed and we don’t know what to do. We make personal choices like driving an electric car or going vegan and recycling and we think that that’s enough. And it’s great and we need to keep doing it. But this is a collective crisis that needs collective action now,” said the actress in a video shared by the organization on social media.
Fonda moved to Washington for four months “to focus on climate change,” to protest alongside the organization. The protests began Friday morning, and Fonda’s arrest along with others is an intentional demonstration.
Jane Fonda arrested at Fridays for Future’s Fire Drill protest in D.C.
The organization recently received the award for policy leadership at the United Nations Champions of the Earth gala held in New York in September.
At the gala, the young activist attendees, many of whom sported their own business cards and organizational involvement, professed a distaste for the pedestal placement of their teen counterpart: Thunberg.
“We don’t need another celebrity,” Azalea Danes, the 17-year-old