Jane Fonda During 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 11: Jane Fonda attends the L'Oréal In Conversation with Jane Fonda during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival held at Hotel X on September 11, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC (WSMV) -- According to multiple reports online, actress and activist Jane Fonda was arrested today while participating in a climate change demonstration on the U.S. Capitol steps.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that 16 were charged with 'crowding, obstructing or impeding' after gathering for what police call an unlawful demonstration.

"Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 16 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol," Capitol Police spokesperson Eva Mlecki said.

A reporter for one Washington, D.C. television station recorded Fonda being escorted away with her hands secured behind her back with a zip tie.

WSMV.com is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

>> Click/tap here to download our free mobile app. <<


Copyright 2019 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.