Joaquin Phoenix was arrested Friday in Washington, DC while protesting alongside Jane Fonda during her weekly “Fire Drill Fridays” protest. Martin Sheen was also arrested, according to CBS News. Fonda has been protesting politicians’ handling of the climate crisis each week on Fridays. Friday January 10 was her 14th Friday protesting, according to CNN.

Phoenix told the crowd while protesting, Something I think isn’t oftentimes talked about in the environmental movement or in the conversation about climate change, is that the meat and dairy industry is the third leading cause of climate change. There’s something that you can do, today, right now and tomorrow, by making a choice about what you consume.”

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The Joker actor made headlines earlier in the week for his statements on climate change during his Golden Globe acceptance speech. He has been outspoken on the impact that the meat and dairy industry have on the climate. He praised the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for serving a plant-based meal during the Golden Globes’ ceremony.

Watch his speech at the protest:

 

This is Fonda’s last protest before she  returns to Los Angeles. Many celebrities have joined Fonda in the weekly protests, including Ted Danson and Susan Sarandon.

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