Actress and activist Jane Fonda talks to a crowd of protestors at a global climate rally in downtown Los Angeles in September. Today's protest was at the United State's Capitol where she was arrested.
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Actress and activist Jane Fonda talks to a crowd of protestors at a global climate rally in downtown Los Angeles in September. Today's protest was at the United State's Capitol where she was arrested.

color:#333333;letter-spacing:.3pt">NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change.

color:#333333;letter-spacing:.3pt">The actress and activist was handcuffed on the east side steps and escorted into a police vehicle. Video of the arrest circulated online.

color:#333333;letter-spacing:.3pt">Fonda was one of 16 people arrested for unlawfully protesting and was charged with "crowding, obstructing or incommoding." She was released hours later.

color:#333333;letter-spacing:.3pt">On Thursday, the actress vowed to join Friday protests at the Capitol "inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created."

color:#333333;letter-spacing:.3pt">Ira Arlook, of the group Fire Drill Fridays, confirmed that Fonda was arrested at the inaugural demonstration Friday.

color:#333333;letter-spacing:.3pt">Before her arrest, Fonda in a speech called climate change "a collective crisis that demands collective action now."