Crime Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston Arrested on Capitol Steps in Climate Change Protest Jane Fonda has said she plans to get arrested repeatedly to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change By Chris Harris Chris Harris Twitter Chris Harris has been a senior true crime reporter for PEOPLE since late 2015. An award-winning journalist who has worked for Rolling Stone and MTV News, Chris enjoys prog rock, cycling, Marvel movies, IPAs, and roller coasters. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 18, 2019 01:39 PM Share Tweet Pin Email For the second straight Friday, as promised, Jane Fonda was arrested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol as part of an ongoing effort to raise consciousness about global climate change, PEOPLE confirms. ABC News posted video on Twitter showing the 81-year-old actress and longtime activist being taken into custody Friday afternoon. Photos and on the Twitter account for Fire Drill Fridays, Fonda’s initiative to raise awareness about climate change, indicate actor Sam Waterston was also detained Friday. Before her arrest, Fonda spoke about her mission, and praised the proposed Green New Deal, an ambitious legislative undertaking to address climate change. “This will be a huge, disruptive, super-ambitious undertaking. And yes, it’s going to cost a whole lot of money. But the cost of inaction is even huger.” Fonda had announced her intentions two protest weeks ago, telling the Washington Post she recently moved to D.C. so she could be more active on the issue of climate change. Jane Fonda Arrested on Steps of Capitol Building in Climate Change Protest To the Post, she had said before last week’s arrest that she planned to protest this same way for the next 13 Fridays. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Sam Waterston. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty “I’m going to take my body, which is kind of famous and popular right now because of the [Netflix] series [Grace and Frankie] and I’m going to go to D.C. and I’m going to have a rally every Friday,” she said. Jane Fonda Confesses to Ellen DeGeneres She Didn’t Think She’d Make It to 80 “It’ll be called ‘Fire Drill Friday.’ And we’re going to engage in civil disobedience and we’re going to get arrested every Friday.” Jane Fonda Explains Why It Took Her Until Her 60s to ‘Become Who I Was Supposed to Be’ • Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter. The civil disobedience is designed to inspire lawmakers to take action to address what Fonda has described to WTOL as “an existential threat.” Jane Fonda Opens Up About Her Mother’s Suicide: ‘It Has a Big Impact on Your Sense of Self’ WTOL quoted her as saying: “We have to be sure that the crisis that is climate change remains front and center like a ticking time bomb. We don’t have very much time, and it’s really urgent.” Last week, Fonda was charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding. It was not immediately clear what charges she and Waterston face after Friday’s arrest. It was not immediately clear if Fonda or Waterston have attorneys who can comment on the arrest.