Daryl Hannah arrested in front of White House

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  • Kill Bill actress arrested during environmental protest against proposed 'Keystone XL' pipeline

    Daryl Hannah was arrested yesterday, while protesting against Keystone XL – a gas pipeline which would run from Canada to the US Gulf Coast.

    The actress-turned-activist was one of around 100 protesters who were taken into custody, after refusing to move from the sidewalk in front of the White House.

    As police led away the handcuffed actress, who is best known for roles in Splash and Kill Bill, she told reporters: ‘Sometimes it’s necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom.

    ‘And we want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future.’

    The proposed pipeline will run from the Canadian tar sands in Alberta to oil refineries on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico but the White House are yet to grant the controversial project approval.

    Daryl, who has been arrested for environmental causes before, was later released from police custody on a $100 bail.


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