Jane Fonda accepted her British Academy Britannia Awards (BAFTA) award whilst in handcuffs after she was arrested while protesting climate change - the first in the award's history.

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The veteran actress, alongside Good Place’s Ted Dandson were arrested on Friday as part of Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays, a series of weekly demonstrations In favour of a Green New Deal.

The 81-year-old was arrested in Washington DC and she was unable to attend the Beverly Hills ceremony, where she was honoured with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

She decided to record her acceptance speech via a video at the protest. Whilst being taken away by law enforcement.

Thak you, Bafta! I'm very honoured.

Holing up her handcuffed hands, Fonda adds: "Sorry I'm not there."

People online are loving Fonda’s dedication to civil disobedience.

Others are praising her consistence - Fonda has been involved in activism for decades.

Whilst some people complained that the arrest was a publicity stunt, others quickly corrected that assumption

Fonda is using her privilege to raise awareness about climate change and people are here for it



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