Daryl Hannah arrested

Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested as she protested against a proposal to build a 7 billion dollars oil pipeline outside the White House on Tuesday. Police say that she and around 100 others protested to block the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project to move oil sand petroleum from Canada to Texas refineries.
Hannah was among the 100 arrested for disobeying a “lawful order” because she refused to move from the sidewalk near the White House. She was later released on a 100 dollars fine. A spokesman for the Rainforest Action Network, Daniel Kessler, later said that she was arrested after she refused to leave while taking part in the sit-in protest.
Hannah told the Associated Press that she and the other protestors wanted to encourage independence from fossil fuel. ‘The Blade Runner’ actress is no stranger to being arrested during environmental protests. In 2006, she was arrested for protesting efforts to bulldoze an urban farm in LA. Three years later, she was also arrested for protesting a coal mining mountaintop.
As she was handcuffed, however, she was seen smiling instead of being angry as U.S. Park Police took the 50-year-old away.
Before she was arrested, she was quoted by a Washington, D.C. NBC affiliate saying that it is sometimes “necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom.” She added: “we want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future.”

Daryl Hannah arrested
Daryl Hannah.

Actress Daryl Hannah has been arrested outside the White House along with other environmental protesters who are opposing a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the US Gulf Coast.
The sit-in involved dozens demonstrating against the Keystone XL pipeline.
If it goes ahead, it would pass through six states (Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas) to refineries in Houston and Port Arthur, Texas.
Before the Kill Bill star was arrested, she said the protesters want to be free from the “death and destruction” that fossil fuels cause.
The group is calling for clean energy instead.
“There’s already a town in Missouri that runs on wind power that hasn’t been subjected to the energy price hikes” – said Hannah.
“They make more energy than they need. It works, it’s here, it’s available. President Obama promised us.
“That was his agenda and so far we haven’t seen any signs of that so we’re hoping that he will not bow to the lobbyists and make the right decision about US citizens.”
During the protest, the 50-year-old star sat down on the pavement near the White House and refused orders from US Park Police to move.
Hannah has been arrested for demonstrating over environmental causes in the past.


Daryl Hannah has been arrested in front of the White House along with other environmental protesters.
The 50-year-old Splash star was rallying against a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Hannah sat down on the pavement near the White House and was taken away in handcuffs after she refused orders from US Park Police to move.
The Keystone XL pipeline would go through six states to refineries in Texas.
Before she was arrested, Hannah said the protesters want to be free from dependence on fossil fuels. The group calls for clean energy investments instead.
Hannah says they hope President Barack Obama will not bow to oil lobbyists.
She has been arrested in the past for environmental causes and has long advocated green living.
The star of ‘Blade Runner’, Roxanne and Kill Bill shunned life in Hollywood for a quiet retreat in the Rocky Mountains many years ago.
The environmental campaigner lives “off the grid”, with her own sources of water and power. Her cars run on leftover grease from fast-food restaurants and she has a compost toilet.
The star, who lived with John F Kennedy Jnr in the 1990′s and dated magician David Blaine and Val Kilmer, is now notoriously private about her personal life.
Earlier this year, Hannah hinted that “Kill Bill 3″ in the works.

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