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Jane Fonda Spends Night In Jail After Climate Change Protest

Actress and activist Jane Fonda has spent a night in a local jail after her fourth arrest in as many weeks while participating in a climate change demonstration on Capitol Hill.

The 81-year-old Oscar winner was among more than 40 people arrested on Friday while sitting in the atrium of Washington's Hart Senate Office Building.

Jane Fonda was arrested for the fourth week in a row. Image: Getty Images.

A spokesman for Fire Drill Fridays, Ira Arlook, says Fonda was the only one who spent the night in jail, her first as part of the ongoing demonstration.

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Arlook says Fonda appeared in Superior Court about 1pm on Saturday and was released.

Jane Fonda is arrested by U.S. Capitol Police along with Ted Danson and other climate activists after blocking 1st Street in front of the Capitol. Image: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images.

Fonda has said she plans to get arrested every Friday as she advocates for reducing the use of fossil fuels. A rally with speakers on various climate-related topics precedes the civil disobedience.