Jane Fonda explains why she’s willing to get arrested in the fight against climate change

For the past four months, the fight against climate change has gotten a boost from an unexpected source: Jane Fonda.

Since October, the 82-year-old actress and political activist has organized weekly protests outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, to protest climate change and galvanize support for the Green New Deal and other proposed environmental protections.

The protests, which she named Fire Drill Fridays, featured speeches from environmental experts and activists, including Fonda herself, dressed in her signature fire-engine red coat and hat.

The final Fire Drill Friday took place last week, and ended the same as every other installment: with Capitol Police arresting numerous participants and charging them with obstruction for refusing to disperse. Among those arrested on Friday were actors Joaquin Phoenix and Martin Sheen. Previous high-profile arrestees from the protests include Diane Lane, Sally Field, Ted Danson, and Fonda herself on five occasions.