Jane Fonda’s weekly Fire Drill Fridays protest to urge government officials to seriously consider the impact of climate change saw a number of celebrities this week, with Diane Lane, Piper Perabo and model Amber Valletta among those arrested.
This week, Fonda avoided arrest at the Capitol. “The Good Place” star Manny Jacinto also participated in the protest on a rainy day in D.C.
“At approximately 12:05 p.m., the United States Capitol Police responded to unlawful demonstration activity in the unit block of First Street, SE. Thirty-eight individuals were arrested and all were charged with D.C. Code 22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding,” said Capitol Police communications director Eva Malecki in a statement to Variety.
Each week, Fonda and her fellow protesters gather at the nation’s capitol to advocate for climate change awareness in different respects, this week focusing on climate change’s effect on water. In the past, actors Ted Danson, Rosanna Arquette, Catherine Keener and Sam Waterston have also been arrested.
According to a tweet from Fire Drill Fridays’ Twitter account, 40 organizers, indigenous leaders and activists gathered in “civil disobedience” to have their voices heard, saying “WATER CAN’T WAIT.”