The pair were arrested by US Capitol Police during what Fonda has coined “Fire Drill Fridays” following weeks of climate crisis demonstrations at the Capitol.
A USCP spokesperson told CNN that 32 people were arrested for “unlawfully demonstrating in the intersection of East Capitol and First Streets” and were charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding.
“We have to behave like our house is on fire, because it is,” Fonda said, referencing a phrase teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has been known for.
During the protest, Fonda urged resistance against new fossil fuel extractions and encouraged fellow protesters to hold elected officials accountable for pushing reforms.
“We have to hold their feet to the fire,” she said.
This week’s protest theme was “Oceans Can’t Wait,” with next week’s slated as “Women Can’t Wait,” according to the Fire Drill Fridays website.