Actress participates weekly in Washington DC protests
Joaquin Phoenix is another Hollywood star joining actress Jane Fonda at Washington DC’s weekly climate change protests
The interpreter of ‘Joker’ took the stage mounted by the organization Fire Drill Fridays, which organizes the protests, to address the public. In his speech, the actor – who is vegan – talked about eating habits and the relationship with the environment – see the speech video at the end of the text. He was later arrested during the protest.
“Something not often mentioned in the environmental movement is that the meat and dairy industry is the third leading cause of climate change,” Phoenix said. “There are things I can’t avoid. I flew here last night, but one thing I can do is change my eating habits.”
In addition to Phoenix and Fonda, the protest also brought together other actors such as Susan Sarandon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Martin Sheen, and Amber Valletta.
Fire Drill Fridays protests have been held weekly since October. Jane Fonda has since become the main spokeswoman for the movement and has been arrested several times for her involvement with the entity.
Joaquin Phoenix: "I struggle so much with what I can do [to combat climate change] at times. There are things that I can't avoid — I flew a plane out here today, or last night rather. But one thing that I can do is change my eating habits." pic.twitter.com/RaZILYq0La
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