Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest outside Capitol

Jane Fonda was arrested Friday during a climate change protest on Capitol Hill.

"We have to be sure that the crisis that is climate change remains front and center like a ticking time bomb," Fonda said, according to WUSA9.com. "We don’t have very much time, and it's really urgent."

The "Grace and Frankie" actress, who is 82, told The Washington Post the day before that she planned to be arrested for the issue.


“I’m going to take my body, which is kind of famous and popular right now because of the series and I’m going to go to D.C. and I’m going to have a rally every Friday,” Fonda told the Post.

Fonda pledged to continue the protests on the steps of the Capitol for the next 14 Fridays, and plans to continue to ignore requests by the Capitol Police to cease and desist.

“It’ll be called ‘Fire Drill Friday,'" she continued. "And we’re going to engage in civil disobedience and we’re going to get arrested every Friday.”

Fonda also said she will hold "online teach-ins" every Thursday to educate the public about climate change.

She told the Post she was inspired by 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

“Greta said we have to behave like it’s a crisis,” Fonda said. “We have to behave like our houses are on fire.”

The actress added that she's not worried about facing possible criticism, even from someone like President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE, who has criticized Thunberg. Fonda has criticized Trump before, including comparing him to Hitler.

“You don’t see it but I have armor around me," Fonda told the Post. "It’s invisible but it’s my special power like Greta and her Aspergers. I’m 82 years old. There’s nothing they can do. It doesn’t matter what they do.”