For the third consecutive Friday, Jane Fonda spent the afternoon in handcuffs. (Police zip-tied her hands, to be precise.) The 81-year-old Grace and Frankie star and longtime activist was arrested at the U.S. Capitol during a protest to bring more awareness to climate change. Fonda announced earlier this fall that she had moved to Washington, D.C. to become more active on the issue. Inspired by teen climate activist (and Glamour Woman of the Year) Greta Thunberg, Fonda launched the Fire Drill Fridays campaign and vowed to protest every Friday through the end of 2019.
“Every Friday through January, I will be leading weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill to demand that action by our political leaders be taken to address the climate emergency we are in. We can’t afford to wait,” Fonda wrote on her website. “I will be on the Capitol every Friday, rain or shine, inspired and emboldened by the incredible movement our youth have created. I can no longer stand by and let our elected officials ignore—and even worse—empower—the industries that are destroying our planet for profit. We can not continue to stand for this.”
This week’s protest focused on saving the ocean from pollution, and Fonda was joined by The Good Place star Ted Danson, who calls Fonda his “mentor.” “When I turned 70 I thought OK, time to rest on my laurels, and then I met Jane Fonda,” Danson told the crowd. Fonda and Danson stood in solidarity with their fellow protesters and chanted “Get in motion, save our ocean,” before the police intervened. Fonda and Danson were among the 32 people reportedly arrested for unlawful demonstration.
Though Fonda was removed from the protest, her legions of fans made sure she didn’t go quietly. Many took to Twitter celebrating Fonda’s latest Fire Drill Friday—and sharing photos of her contagiously joyful mood while being escorted out. Frequent Glamour contributor Molly Jong Fast wrote, “My Charred heart explodes with adoration for adorable baby boomers getting arrested protesting the climate apocalypse.” While write R. Eric Thomas shared, “Jane Fonda’s Prison Party is a combination of my two favorite things: the stars of my youth and the unresolved question of any possible future.”
Read on for the best reactions to Fonda’s big mood, as well as her incredible work.