Ted Danson is the Jane Fonda climate change protest arrestee of the week

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It's that time again.

Jane Fonda just held the third of her weekly climate change protests outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., this week joined by Ted Danson, who police arrested in the demonstration, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Fonda was also arrested for the third time in as many weeks.

Danson is the latest actor to get arrested side-by-side with Fonda at her protests, which she began earlier this month after moving to D.C. and vowing to "get arrested every Friday" for 14 weeks in demonstrations calling for action to combat climate change. Last week, it was Sam Waterston who did the honors of getting cuffed alongside his Grace and Frankie costar.

At the protest, Danson referred to himself as Fonda's "new trainee," reports The Washington Post's Hannah Jewell, explaining, "When I turned 70, I thought okay, time to rest on my laurels. And then I met Jane Fonda." Danson said this was his first time getting arrested, Variety reports.

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Fonda has cited activist Greta Thunberg as an inspiration for her weekly protests, telling The Washington Post that after reading about Thunberg, "the urgency came into my DNA the way it hadn't before."

After three weeks, the precedent is set for these protests, which Fonda refers to as Fire Drill Fridays, to keep up their weekly guest slot late-night talk show style. Which actor could be next? Fonda has teased potential appearances by Lily Tomlin and Martin Sheen, but you never know who might show up. Tune in next week: same Fonda time, same Fonda channel.

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