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Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington DC

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Veteran actor Jane Fonda was arrested by police outside US Capitol here when she was participating in a climate change protest.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 81-year-old actor was among the 16 people who were taken into custody and later charged with "crowding, obstructing or incommoding."

"The United States Capitol Police arrested 16 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the US Capitol," Eva Malecki, spokeswoman for the Capitol police told the outlet.

Video of Fonda being placed in handcuffs and escorted to a police vehicle was posted on social media. She was released hours later.

The incidents comes days after the actor launched her "Fire Drill Fridays" campaign, a civil disobedience effort to raise awareness about the environmental issues.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, October 12 2019. 13:50 IST