Joaquin Phoenix among stars arrested during climate change protests in Washington DC

FP Staff

Jan 11, 2020 11:20:22 IST

Weeks ahead of the Oscars and fresh off the boat with a Golden Globe win Joker star Joaquin Phoenix was arrested this week, participating in a climate change protest, state reports.

Phoenix was one among the many stars present and arrested at Jane Fonda’s last Fire Drill Friday protest in Washington DC. Others present were Martin Sheen, Maggie Gyllenhaal,a and Susan Sarandon. In the rally, Phoenix even gave an impassioned speech on the effects of meat and dairy industries on the global phenomenon of climate change.

As per reports, the US Capitol Police declared a total of 147 arrests of protesters for unlawful demonstration.

Phoenix attended the protest, extending support to Fonda onstage to deliver a short speech. In her introduction of the actor, Fonda called Phoenix “one of the greatest living actors today.”

As per a report in Variety, Phoenix, in his speech, said, "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. I think sometimes we wonder what we can do in this fight against climate change and there’s something that you can do today, right now, and tomorrow, by making a choice about what you consume."

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Updated Date: Jan 11, 2020 11:20:22 IST