Daryl Hannah arrested in White House protest

WASHINGTON Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:27pm EDT

American actress Daryl Hannah is arrested as she joins a protest against the Keystone XL oil pipeline, outside the White House in Washington, August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

American actress Daryl Hannah is arrested as she joins a protest against the Keystone XL oil pipeline, outside the White House in Washington, August 30, 2011.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah was briefly arrested outside the White House on Tuesday during a protest against a proposed $7 billion oil pipeline, police said.

Hannah was released after paying a $100 fine, following her arrest for failure to obey a lawful order, said U.S. Park Police spokesman Sergeant David Schlosser.

More than 70 people were arrested in the Tar Sands Action protest on Tuesday, which is named after efforts to block the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project to bring oil sands petroleum from Canada to Texas refineries.

The 50 year-old Hannah is best known for playing the mermaid Madison in 1984 film "Splash," and had roles in 2003 film "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" and its 2004 sequel.

Hannah was arrested in a sit-in outside a gate to the White House after she refused police orders to leave, said Daniel Kessler, spokesman for the Rainforest Action Network, which was part of the demonstration.

Canadian-born "Superman" actress Margot Kidder and hundreds of other protesters have been arrested since the action outside the White House began on August 20, Kessler said.

(Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Jill Serjeant)

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Comments (3)
dibeanie wrote:
I haven’t seen or thought about her in years… Looks like she is staying busy and still smiling for cameras! @@!

Aug 30, 2011 8:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Clouds1111 wrote:
My husbands threw ground roads plan would end the need for all oil but because he does not have billions of pay off dollars to buy congress they will not here him. Just like her no one here’s her the woman that just wants a clean world? And all you people can do is run her down. I say your all just jellious because you do not have the guts to stick up for anything accept the status quo. Go girl I am with you….
”Daryl Hannah”
Where is our military at it seems to me that peace is not your thing well when you get out of your service there will not be anything left except chickens that feel brave for stooping a woman from setting on a go darn side walk. You will be that new guard or cop to torment the people who just want a decent wage and a clean world. I am ashamed of my military you do not protect your women or children.
There are projects that big oil has bought and blocked just like my husbands plan only they are not buying the patent they are preventing it from ever even being made. Big oil has bought thousands of patents that could have ended big oil wake up little girls

Aug 31, 2011 12:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
LazyInDFW wrote:
Clouds1111 – what in the world are you saying? That paragraph looks like you took an English dictionary and just let the words fall out all over the page..

Aug 31, 2011 1:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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