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26th Oct 2019

Jane Fonda accepts BAFTA while being arrested during climate change protest

Jade Hayden

A class act.

Jane Fonda has accepted her recent BAFTA win while simultaneously getting arrested during a climate change protest.

The Grace and Frankie star was cuffed and taken down town for the 27th time this month (probably) as she and several other celebrities of note protested the US government’s lack of action on climate change.

The demonstration took place this week in Washington DC and focused on fossil fuel extractions and the lack of legislation that currently exists in the country around the issue.

Fonda, who is 81-years-old, first began protesting earlier this month.

However, this recent demo is the first time that she managed to accept an award while also being arrested.

The actor was awarded the Stanley Kubrick Award for excellence in film at the BAFTA Britannia Awards – a recognition that she was deeply honoured to receive.

“Thank you!” she shouted while being cuffed. “I’m honoured. I’m sorry I’m not there!”

She was then led away in cuffs while the rest of demonstration rallies on without her.

What a gal.

Fonda recently said that she was inspired to get back into protesting by the work of climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

She added that she wanted to move to DC so she could engage in more demonstrations in future.

The Good Place star Ted Danson was also present at this Friday’s protest. He was also arrested.


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