- Title: Actor Lily Tomlin arrested as she joins Jane Fonda's climate protest
- Date: 27th December 2019
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 27, 2019) (REUTERS) PAN FROM U.S. CAPITOL DOME TO ACTOR JANE FONDA ON STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR JANE FONDA SAYING: "Lily Tomlin has the biggest heart and the most empathy of anybody that I know. Anyway, I love her so much. Please welcome Lily Tomlin." ACTOR LILY TOMLIN WALKS UP TO PODIUM AND YANKS ON FONDA'S HAT LAUGHING AS SHE APPROACHES THE PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR LILY TOMLIN SAYING: "And we have got to hugging and start saving the trees, absolutely. Because trees, I don't like the way this sounds.... (TOMLIN PAUSES AS AIRCRAFT PASSES OVERHEAD)Trees are burning in California, and in the Amazon and in Indonesia." SIGN SAYING "TREES BREATHE FOR US." (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR LILY TOMLIN SAYING: "No cutting down Christmas trees even. If you have got a real Christmas tree, save it until the little pines fall off. But then it stands there as a symbol of consciousness. Don't cut any more down. You would love to be able to go in and pull out that fake tree and pull it right up, wouldn't you -- with ornaments on it and everything. That's what we do in our house. (TOMLIN SIGHS). CROWD SHOT WITH SUPREME COURT IN BACKGROUND (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR LILY TOMLIN SAYING: "Bless you. I don't know what you said but it sounded good. I know that we can do it, we can do it, we can do it. Who can do it? We can do it." TOMLIN BLOWS KISS TO AUDIENCE TOMLIN AND FONDA EMBRACE AUDIENCE LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR JANE FONDA SAYING: "I urge you all to go on, what is it called, google. When you are 82, you know it doesn't come naturally all this social media stuff." WOMAN IN AUDIENCE SINGING WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON FONDA AND TOMLIN AND ACTIVISTS HOLDING BANNER AND WALKING TOWARDS CAPITOL SAYING 'WE DEMAND A GREEN NEW DEAL" LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL ON STEPS OF CAPITOL URGING CROWD TO STEP BACK TOMLIN AND FONDA ON STEPS OF CAPITOL CHANTING 'THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE" POLICE OFFICER CONTROLLING CROWD PAN DOWN FROM CAPITOL DONE TO DEMONSTRATORS ON STEPS OF CAPITOL PAN FROM MAN ON STEPS OF CAPITOL SHOUTING "WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE" AS FONDA IS LED AWAY FROM STEPS AS POLICE OFFICER LET A DEMONSTRATOR PASS THROUGH TO STEPS OF CAPITOL TO JOIN PROTEST TOMLIN BEING HANDCUFFED AS SHE IS LED AWAY FROM STEPS MAN CLAPPING HIS HANDS AS PROTESTERS SING POLICE VAN CARRYING DEMONSTRATORS LEAVING THE CAPITOL GROUNDS
- Embargoed: 10th January 2020 18:00
- Keywords: Jane Fonda Lily Tomlin arrest climate change protest
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001BBR4U2V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Actor Lily Tomlin was arrested in Washington Friday (December 27) as she joined her Grace & Frankie co-star Jane Fonda to protest climate change.
Fonda has staged protests at the U.S. Capitol every Friday for several months, and is expected to continue doing so until mid-January.
The 82-year-old Oscar-winning actress, known for her anti-war and feminist activism has said she was inspired by Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.
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