Daryl Hannah Arrested at White House Oil Protest

She joins rally against proposed pipeline
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2011 2:30 PM CDT
Daryl Hannah Arrested in White House Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline
Daryl Hannah takes part in a demonstration against the Keystone oil pipeline Tuesday in front of the White House.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – Daryl Hannah was arrested today during a protest against a proposed new oil pipeline. Seated on a sidewalk in front of the White House, the actress refused to move despite US Park Police orders, the AP reports. She had been participating in a sit-in against the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf Coast, through six states. It's not the first time Hannah has been arrested for an environmental cause. (Read more Daryl Hannah stories.)

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