Jane Fonda Avoids Arrest During Fifth Day Of Protests

REUTERS  Siphiwe Sibeko

REUTERS Siphiwe Sibeko

As Fonda's "Fire Drill Fridays" protesters took to the streets, they soon crossed paths with and joined advocates fighting for DACA Dreamers, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. She does put her body on the line and she is not afraid to be uncomfortable'. It is a love for the environment and the next generations that fuel the celebrity to fight. Almost 200 nations work hand in hand towards a low-carbon future, prevention of wildfires, water scarcity, and further effects of climate change. Apparently, Trump perceives the science of climate change as a mere hoax. They march from Capitol Hill to the White House. The actress even moved closer to D.C.to be at the epicenter of the fight for climate change.

The goal of these Friday protests is not to get the attention of President Donald Trump - the "fossil fuel president", Fonda called him - or his "fossil fuel Cabinet". "So, we can't solve the problem when we have elected officials who are paid by the fossil fuel industry".

She said: 'We can not leave it to young people to fight this fight for their future by themselves'.

The Golden Globe Award victor is not one for violence.

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For Fonda, who famously and controversially protested the Vietnam War, the urgency this time is different: There's an "existential umbrella" hanging over everyone and everything, she told the NewsHour. "I'm going to live to 100, maybe", she joked in a video of her speech captured by journalist Nicholas Ballasy. Though Hanoi Jane faced treason then, she continued to fight boldly for what she believed was right. Fonda also received an open court date this month. She was arrested the first time October 11.

At this point, the protest organizers urged her to put an end to her arrest streak. The legendary actress avoided arrest on her fifth day protesting climate change in Washington, D.C. They needed her by their side, not in jail. Speculation for the early departure revolved around Fonda being potentially slapped with a longer stay in jail after racking up a number of misdemeanors in a short amount of time.

Fonda led her largest crowd yet of demonstrators, which included Ben & Jerry's co-founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.

A conservative counter-protester group walked alongside the climate protesters and heckled Fonda, shouting, 'four more years, Hanoi Jane!'

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