1. Jane Fonda leads protest march toward U.S. Capitol UPSOUND (English) "What do we want? Food justice. When do we want it? Now."
2. Protesters marching UPSOUND (English) "What do we want? Climate justice. When do we want it? Now."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Fonda, Actress/Activist:
"The individual food system is dependent on the very fossil fuels that are driving the climate crisis, and many of the same companies are implicated. As renewables like solar and wind are taking off, energy companies trying to maintain their profits are moving into industrial agriculture, investing ever more fossil fuel-dependent fertilizer production. Despite all of this, food and farming is a major part of the climate solution. We can transform how we farm and protect -- I see a farmer there -- and protect vital regions like rainforest from deforestation."
4. Cutaway of Iain Armitage, child actor (PARTIALLY COVERS PREVIOUS SOUNDBITE)
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Fonda, Actress/Activist:
"Figuring out how to grow food more sustainable would be a real help in addressing the climate emergency. There are many ways to change how we grow process and transport food to be better for the climate. Better for the farmworkers. Better for the planet. Better for all of us."
6. Fonda and Armitage watching protest
7. Protesters on Capitol steps, U.S. Capitol with bullhorn talking to protesters UPSOUND (English) "You are well inside the perimeter, you will be arrested."
Actress and activist Jane Fonda stood on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Friday and addressed a crowd of supporters about the importance of climate change, part of her "Fire Drill Friday" initiative.
This week she was joined by an American child actor, Iain Armitage.
Eleven-year-old Armitage is best known for his starring role as Sheldon Cooper in Young Sheldon and played Fonda's grandson in the Netflix film "Our Souls at Night."
The topic for this week's 'Fire Drill Friday' focused on food and agriculture, how it impacts climate and how climate impacts it.
"The individual food system is dependent on the very fossil fuels that are driving the climate crisis, and many of the same companies are implicated," Fonda said.
"Figuring out how to grow food more sustainably would be a real help in addressing the climate emergency."
Fonda and protesters marched to the steps of the U.S Capitol after she made the remarks.
The U.S. Capitol police warned protesters to remain outside of a perimeter boundary of the Capitol, and those who remained inside were arrested.
Inspired by Greta Thunberg and student protesters who proposed to strike for the climate on Fridays, Fonda is spending four months in Washington D.C. to participate in multiple Fire Drill Fridays to call for continued attention to climate change.
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