Jane Fonda participates in DC climate change protest for 5th straight week
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Actress Jane Fonda on Friday participated in a climate change protest in Washington for a fifth consecutive week.

Fonda was not arrested despite blocking an entrance to the White House grounds. She has been arrested the previous four weeks. 

The Academy Award winner originally pledged to get arrested on 14 consecutive Fridays as part of a campaign called "Fire Drill Fridays." Last week, she spent the night in jail after being arrested.


Fonda, 81, said her demonstrations are modeled on Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg’s "Fridays for Future" campaign.

“We cannot leave it up to our young people to fight this fight for us,” she said at a rally near the Capitol before marching to the White House.

Fonda, who stars in the Netflix show "Grace and Frankie," said this week's rally was designed to bring attention to the role the military plays in contributing to climate change, and said Congress should cut the military budget to fund the Green New Deal, a proposal introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGrassley pressured to run as Democrats set sights on Iowa JD Vance takes aim at culture wars, childless politicians Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary MORE (D-N.Y.).

“The climate movement is a peace movement, because to stop wars is to stop the fossil fuel industry. And to stop the fossil fuel industry is to stop war,” Fonda said.

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, also participated in Friday's demonstration. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream was provided to protesters at the White House.

At previous protests, actor Ted Danson of "The Good Place" and Sam Waterston, who also stars in "Grace and Frankie" co-star Sam Waterston have both been arrested with Fonda as part of Fire Drill Fridays.