Joaquin Phoenix and Martin Sheen arrested in climate change protest
© Greg Nash

Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix and Emmy winner Martin Sheen were among those who were arrested Friday at Jane Fonda's weekly climate change protest on Capitol Hill, according to NBC.

Fonda was absent from Friday's rally at the Capitol but later joined in another climate demonstration at a nearby Chase bank.

The actors participating in the "Fire Drill Fridays" protest marched up Capitol Hill steps and failed to scatter as police ordered, leading to their arrests.

Before the arrest, Phoenix talked about the issues referenced in his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes following his award for "The Joker" the consequence that dairy and meat production has on climate change.

"Sometimes, we wonder what we can do in this fight against climate change, and there is something that you can do today and tomorrow, by [choosing] what you consume," Phoenix said. He said that "there are things I can't avoid. I flew a plane here today, or last night rather, but one thing I can do is change my eating habits."

Sheen called Fonda "one of my heroes nearly all my adult life" and said that, "Clearly, the world will be saved by women. Thank God they outnumber [us] men," according to Deadline.