Jane Fonda's weekly series of climate change protests is going out with a bang.
The actress has been holding climate demonstrations in Washington, D.C., every week since October, a Greta Thunberg-inspired series of events dubbed Fire Drill Fridays. Her final one on Jan. 10 included a slate of guests like Joaquin Phoenix, the Joker star who just won a Golden Globe. Phoenix was among those arrested during the demonstration on Capitol Hill, Deadline reports.
Joaquin Phoenix participated in Jane Fonda's "Fire Drill Friday" today and has been led away by Capitol Police. pic.twitter.com/jl0u9OdAoY
— Jason Hoffman (@JasonHoffman93) January 10, 2020
Speaking at the protest Friday, Phoenix, a longtime vegan, told demonstrators that "there's something you can do today" to assist in the fight against climate change "by making a choice in what you consume." The actor previously spoke about this issue in his Golden Globes acceptance speech, thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for "recognizing and acknowledging the link between animal agriculture and climate change" by going with a meatless menu for the event.
Also joining the protest on Friday was Martin Sheen, who praised his Grace and Frankie co-star as "one of my heroes" and delivered a passionate speech concluding with, "let our country awake." Sheen was also arrested during the event.
At the start of the Fire Drill Friday series, Fonda told the Los Angeles Times she wanted to keep it going for a full year but would have to wrap up after 14 weeks to get back to work on Netflix's Grace and Frankie. But she's far from finished with this Friday event, as Deadline reports Fonda plans to resume climate activism full time as soon as the show ends production in July.
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