Jane Fonda continued her weekly tradition of protesting on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Friday. This time, actress Sally Field was there. She left the event with Capitol police, and in handcuffs.
Field, along with environmentalist Winona LaDuke, urged people to get out of their comfort zones to fight the climate crisis. "Time to get out and scream loud, 'cause if you don't do it, nobody else will," she said ahead of the protest.
The protests are centered around a different theme ever week. On Friday they focused on jobs, communities and just transitions from fossil fuel-based industries to a clean energy economy.
Eva Malecki, a spokeswoman for the Capitol police, told CBS News that 26 people were taken into custody for allegedly unlawfully demonstrating. All were charged with crowding and obstructing or incommoding, Malecki said.
"Transforming our industrial base and energy systems can and will create millions of good jobs, but we must ensure that they guarantee workers a living wage, a union wage, full benefits, a safe workplace, and that they have a say in designing and full rights to collective bargaining," Fonda said during the rally.
The 81-year-old actress and long-time activist leads a weekly climate change protest in Washington, D.C. called "Fire Drill Friday." Sam Waterston, Ted Danson, Catherine Keener, Rosanna Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Diane Lane and Ben & Jerry's co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have joined Fonda in previous weeks.
The first "Fire Drill Friday" took place on October 11. That was also the first day Fonda was arrested for demonstrating on the U.S. Capitol steps.