Why has Jane Fonda been arrested?

VALERIE MACON / AFP

An American actress has been arrested for taking part in a climate change protest in Washington.

Jane Fonda was escorted in handcuffs by police officers as she chanted slogans with a group advocating for clean energy.

According to local media, the 81-year-old was one of 16 people to be arrested.

They have been charged for crowding, obstructing or incommoding.

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