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Jane Fonda avoids jail but cheers on Diane Lane and Piper Perabo during arrests

Jane Fonda at a recent climate protest in D.C.
Jane Fonda rallies at a Fire Drill Friday protest Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C. She did the same this Friday, without getting arrested.
(Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Jane Fonda and her Fire Drill Friday friends marched toward the Supreme Court on Friday to demand new water regulations — this week’s theme — as part of their ongoing campaign to raise climate-crisis awareness.

Actresses Diane Lane and Piper Perabo and actress-model Amber Valletta were among the celebrities arrested this week. As she did a week ago, Fonda stepped back from the final part of the protest to avoid the possibility of a lengthy jail stay after four previous arrests. She already spent the night in jail after getting hauled in on Nov. 1.

“Show up for climate!” Lane shouted as she was led off in restraints by law enforcement Friday. Valletta joined in a climate justice chant as her hands were zip-tied.

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“My 82-year-old bones hurt,” Fonda said three weeks ago after spending a night in jail after her fourth arrest this fall.

Meanwhile, back on the West Coast, Fonda’s “Grace and Frankie” costar Lily Tomlin told The Times on Thursday that she fully intends to get arrested at a future climate protest. Issues in the life of her wife, Jane Wagner, kept the actress away from an earlier protest she had planned to attend with Fonda, she said.

“I would expect to misbehave enough so that I get arrested,” Tomlin said. “It’s with the very best intentions, and she’s gotten a lot of terrific people to join her. Our whole writers room went last week. ... Our heart is really in it. We just want everybody else’s heart to get in it.”

In addition to marching Friday, Fonda hosted an hourlong water quality “teach-in” Thursday night featuring Jessica Loya of GreenLatinos and Maude Barlow and Mary Grant of Food & Water Watch. The video is posted on Facebook.


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