Lily Tomlin participated in an interview with Jane Fonda’s “Grace and Frankie” on Friday morning, protesting in the US Capitol, demanding action on climate change. Tomlin was arrested during the protest.
Fonda hosts weekly protests against Friday’s fire in the capital, which speaks of change in the face of a climate emergency. The movement was inspired by young activist Greta Thunberg and her statement that “our house is on fire”.
Thunberg was recently named by TIME Magazine, surpassing candidates such as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and even our US President Donald Trump.
Fonda has decided that if our house is on fire, it will do something better. So he moved to Washington DC and started a movement to demand action from leaders on the climate crisis.
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Each week focuses on another aspect of the climate emergency. This week’s theme is the protection of forests, with the slogan “Forests can’t wait”.
In addition to Friday’s weekly demonstrations, Fonda hosts classes on Thursday evenings. These lessons teach the topic of the week and the threat posed by climate change in this area.
Fonda has been arrested several times for political disobedience while protesting on Fire Friday. In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Fonda said his arrest at the climate demonstrations “feels good”.
Tomlin and Fonda are not the only notable names to have taken part in Friday’s fire protest. Ted Danson, Sally Field, Taylor Schilling and Piper Perabo and others protested climate action in the capital along with Fonda.