Watch Jane Fonda give an award speech while being arrested

I'd like to thank the planet. Image: Kevin Winter / getty By Jack Morse2019-10-26 19:33:22 UTC Jane Fonda continues to be a badass.  The legendary actor and activist found herself being recognized on Friday for her work on the screen,...

Watch Jane Fonda give an award speech while being arrested
I'd like to thank the planet.
I'd like to thank the planet.
Image: Kevin Winter / getty

Jane Fonda continues to be a badass. 

The legendary actor and activist found herself being recognized on Friday for her work on the screen, but it was the way she accepted the award that is perhaps the most notable. She couldn't attend the annual BAFTA Britannia ceremony in person, you see, because she was too busy getting arrested in D.C. for protesting inaction on climate change

That didn't stop her from giving an acceptance speech, however.

"BAFTA, thank you," said the actor as her hands were being zip tied by police in Washington D.C. "Thank you, for the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Films. Thank you."

Video of the arrest was broadcast to attendees of the Oct. 25 awards ceremony.  

"I'm sorry I'm not there," added Fonda. "I'm very honored." 

Fonda's protest was part of Fire Drill Fridays, a recurring weekly protest organized by Code Pink.

"Funding endless war is an existential threat to human life and one of the leading causes of climate change," explains Code Pink, "which is why it’s urgent that we come together in Washington D.C. and make the connection between U.S. militarism and climate change."

And that makes three.

And that makes three.

Image: John Lamparski / getty

This was not the first time Fonda was arrested protesting climate change. In fact, this was the third time in as many weeks. 

"We have to behave like our house is on fire, because it is," CNN quotes Fonda as saying. 

More power to you, Jane. 

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