Lily Tomlin is arrested in protest (Source: Brian To / Variety / REX / Shutterstock)
Lily Tomlin was arrested on Friday at the latest climate protest led by her Grace & Frankie co-star Jane Fonda. This was the 12th consecutive week of weather protests, something Fonda plans to lead until mid-January, when the Netflix series returns to production. The information is from deadline.
Fonda was not arrested this week, but was arrested in five previous protests. She moved to Washington last fall to help lead the weekly demonstrations called Fire Drill Sextays, inspired by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. The protests took place even when Congress is out of session and even during holiday periods, such as Friday's event and another held the day after Thanksgiving.
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Tomlin and Fonda also took part in a rally on the southeastern lawn of the Capitol on how climate change damages the world's forests. "We have to stop hugging and start saving the trees," Tomlin told the crowd as he set off a company, BlackRock, for investing in companies that run deforestation and detention camps.
She said these immigrants include "climate refugees" or those who move from their homes for reasons related to climate change. "These companies are making a lot of money on the front end, a lot of money on the back end," she said. "It's beyond reprehensible."
Fonda said the next two protests, on Jan. 3 and 10, will be dedicated to "shaming companies that subscribe to the fossil fuel industry."