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Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette and Catherine Keener arrested during climate change protest in DC

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 2019-11-01 Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY

Jane Fonda has been arrested again in Washington, D.C. at a climate change protest Friday. The protest was part of her Fire Drill Fridays, an initiative which aims to have politicians address climate change.

The 81-year-old actress was joined by fellow actresses Rosanna Arquette, 60, and Catherine Keener, 60, both of whom were also arrested during a demonstration at the U.S. Senate Hart Building, according to photos and videos shared on the Fire Drill Fridays and Jane Fonda's Twitter accounts. 

In a statement to USA TODAY Friday, Ira Arlook, of Fire Drill Fridays, confirmed the three stars were arrested.

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This is the fourth time Fonda has been arrested in recent weeks as part of these protests. Last Friday, she was arrested with "The Good Place" actor Ted Danson.

Jane Fonda wearing a red hat and looking at the camera: Jane Fonda talks to fellow activist in Washington on Oct. 18, 2019. A half-century after throwing her attention-getting celebrity status into Vietnam War protests, 81-year-old Jane Fonda is now doing the same in a U.S. climate movement where the average age is 18. © Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Jane Fonda talks to fellow activist in Washington on Oct. 18, 2019. A half-century after throwing her attention-getting celebrity status into Vietnam War protests, 81-year-old Jane Fonda is now doing the same in a U.S. climate movement where the average age is 18.

In a letter shared to Fire Drill Friday's website, Fonda said she's "moved to Washington, D.C. to be closer to the epicenter of the fight for our climate."

She added: "Every Friday through January, I will be leading weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill to demand that action by our political leaders be taken to address the climate emergency we are in. We can't afford to wait."

In addition to her recent arrests, Fonda was previously arrested for "drug smuggling" at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in 1970, according to her website.

"I was handcuffed and put in the Cleveland Jail, which is when the mug shot was taken," she writes. "I was released on bond and months later, after every pill had been tested in a lab (with taxpayers money!) The charges were dismissed and there were a few paragraphs hidden in the back of papers that they were vitamins, not drugs."

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