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Jane Fonda Accepts BAFTA Award While Being Arrested During Climate Change Protest

Jane Fonda gets arrested at a climate change protest while receiving a BAFTA Award at the same time
October 27, 2019 - 11:50 / Sarah Schulz

Jane Fonda is keeping her word by actively protesting climate change every Friday leading up to 2020. This time, she accepted an award while being arrested! Get the full story here...

Jane Fonda has made headlines these last few weeks for getting arrested during climate change protests. This past Friday, she was attending the "Fire Drill Fridays" climate change protest outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. when she was arrested for the third week in a row.

Jane Fonda is arrested for blocking a street in front of the U.S. Capitol during a “Fire Drill Fridays” climate change protest and rally on Capitol Hill, October 18, 2019

Jane Fonda accepts BAFTA Award while being arrested

This time however, it was a bit different because during her arrest, she was awarded the Stanley Kubrick Britannia BAFTA Award for Excellence in Film. She was supposed to attend the BAFTA Brittania celebration at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Friday, but instead kept her word by protesting in D.C. and accepted the award during her arrest.

Jane Fonda - "Fire Drill Friday"

In an interview to the Washington Post, Fonda explained her plans for the protests. She stated, "I’m going to take my body, which is kind of famous and popular right now because of the [television] series and I’m going to go to D.C. and I’m going to have a rally every Friday. It’ll be called Fire Drill Friday. And we’re going to engage in civil disobedience and we’re going to get arrested every Friday."

Jane Fonda is arrested for blocking a street in front of the U.S. Capitol during a “Fire Drill Fridays” climate change protest and rally on Capitol Hill, October 18, 2019

Sam Waterston and Ted Danson also got arrested

Jane Fonda, who is 81 years old, has also been bringing other celebrities with her to these protests including her Grace and Frankie co-star Sam Waterston and this past week, Ted Danson. Both men were also arrested with Fonda during the protests.