Monday, June 1, 2020
No menu items!

Jane Fonda arrested at U.S. Capitol environment protest

Capitol Police Communications Director Eva Malecki said in a statement to Variety that Fonda was arrested along with 16 other protesters for “unlawfully demonstrating at the East Front of the U.S. Capitol.” They were charged with “crowding, obstructing and incommoding,” according to the statement.

Fonda has participated in several demonstrations in recent weeks affiliated with the “Fire Drill Fridays” campaign, which advocates for environmental legislation, education and sustainable agriculture.

Fonda told the Washington Post on Thursday that she planned to demonstrate every Friday for the next 14 weeks to draw attention to what she called the climate “crisis”.

(Production: Mariana Sandoval, Christina Anagnostopoulos)

Latest News

Service Adjustments Planned for Tuesday’s Downtown March

Several METRO services will be modified during a march planned for Tuesday afternoon in downtown Houston. Numerous...

Independent autopsy finds Floyd died by strangulation, that it was a homicide

Two doctors who carried out an independent autopsy of George Floyd, the African-American man whose death in Minneapolis police custody last week...

Video captures violent clash between police and Floyd protesters in Portland

Video of a clash on Sunday (May 31) between police and demonstrators protesting over the Minneapolis death of George Floyd shows officers from Portland, Oregon using pepper spray and at least...

Biden meets black leaders, promises to earn African-American support amid protests

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised black community leaders in Delaware on Monday (June 1) he would earn their support amid nationwide...

WHO seeks good ties with U.S. despite Trump’s call to quit

World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised on Monday the United States' "immense" contribution to global health and urged a...

More Articles Like This