Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 October 2014

Daryl Hannah held over oil protest

Actress Daryl Hannah is arrested byUS Park Police in front of the White House in Washington during a protest over an oil pipeline(AP)

Actress Daryl Hannah has been arrested in front of the White House along with other environmental protesters opposing a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the US Gulf Coast.

The sit-in involved dozens protesting over the Keystone XL pipeline. which would go through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas 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.

Hannah sat down on the pavement and refused orders from US Park Police to move.

She has been arrested in the past for environmental causes.

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