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Actress among group arrested during anti-pipeline White House protest

Daryl Hannah took part in a sit-down protest against an oil pipeline which is planned to run from Canada down to the US Gulf Coast.

Daryl Hannah being led away in handcuffs from today's protest outside the White House.
Daryl Hannah being led away in handcuffs from today's protest outside the White House.
Image: AP Photo/Evan Vucci/PA

ACTRESS DARYL HANNAH has been arrested in front of the White House along with other environmental protesters who oppose a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the US Gulf Coast.

The sit-in protest today involved dozens demonstrating against the Keystone XL pipeline. It would go through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to refineries in Houston and Port Arthur, Texas.

Before she was arrested, Hannah told The Associated Press 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 sidewalk near the White House and refused orders from US Park Police to move.

She has been arrested in the past for environmental causes.

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