Veteran actor Jane Fonda was arrested by police outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday when she was participating in a climate change protest. The 81-year-old was among the 16 people who were taken into custody and later charged with “crowding, obstructing or incommoding.”
A video of Ms. Fonda being placed in handcuffs and escorted to a police vehicle was posted on social media. She was released hours later.
“The United States Capitol Police arrested 16 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the US Capitol,” Eva Malecki, spokeswoman for the Capitol police told the outlet.
The actor recently launched her “Fire Drill Fridays” campaign, a civil disobedience effort to raise awareness on environmental issues.