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Lily Tomlin Arrested at Capitol Hill Protesting Climate Change

HeadlineDec 30, 2019

In Washington, D.C., comedy icon Lily Tomlin was arrested this weekend at a Fire Drill Friday protest on Capitol Hill — a weekly climate justice civil disobedience organized by Oscar-winning actor Jane Fonda. The recent Fire Drill Friday came as youth activists also took to the streets around the world for the last Fridays for Future strike of this year. This is Jane Fonda speaking to fellow protesters on the steps of Capitol Hill.

Jane Fonda: “This movement has been unbelievably successful. Already we’ve taken $11 trillion out of banks that are underwriting fossil fuel expansion.”

Click here to hear our full interview with Jane Fonda last week.

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