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Iain Armitage joins Jane Fonda at climate protest, Paul Scheer arrested

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In case you’re already having buyer’s remorse about your Black Friday purchases, here’s some more fuel to the fire.
While you were shopping,Iain Armitage, star of CBS’ Young Sheldon and HBO’s Big Little Lieswas out protesting for climate change. The young actor joinedJane Fondain her now weekly marches in Washington D.C. calling for Congress to act.

A video on “Fire Drill Fridays,” the official Twitter account of the weekly protests, showcased Fonda marching alongside Armitage on Friday, carrying a banner that read, “We Demand a Green New Deal.”

Armitage also shared a photo on his own Twitter account, showcasing him, Fonda, and other activists standing in front of the U.S. Capitol building. “Here we are! @Janefonda @FireDrillFriday,” he wrote as a caption. Fonda and Armitage worked together on the 2017 movieOur Souls at Nightin which he played her grandson, Jamie. Fonda’s real-life grandchildren, Malcolm and Viva, also joined the march on Friday.

Armitage wasn’t the only buzzy name taking to the streets on Friday. ComedianPaul Scheer(Veep, The Good Place) also joined Fonda, adding him to thegrowing list of celebrities who’ve been arrestedas part of the “Fire Drill Fridays.” Scheer was reportedly one of 38 total people arrested on Friday. He joins the likes of his wife,June Diane Raphel, Fonda’s onscreen daughter onGrace and Frankie, as well asMarg Helgenberger,Diane Lane, Piper Perabo,Sam Waterston,Ted Danson, andCatherine Keener.

Fonda avoided being taken into custody for the fourth week in a row. Despite being told that the Attorney General’s office won’t prosecute her case (she’s already been arrested four times for acts of civil disobedience), Fonda has chosen not to get arrested again until Dec. 20 in order to avoid jail time that would prevent her from continuing to lead the demonstrations.

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In October, Fonda, 81,announcedthat she’d moved to Washington, D.C., to lead weekly protests at the U.S. Capitol, inspired by the work of indigenous people and young climate activists. The star has gathered scientists, economists, and people from communities impacted by climate change, as well as celebrity friends and colleagues to speak out about environmental issues.
Armitage spoke at today’s event,following in the footsteps of The Good Place’s Manny Jacinto, who spoke at last week’s demonstration.
Fonda has committed to hosting Fire Drill Friday events into early 2020.
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