Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested on Tuesday in Washington D.D. after she protested the construction of an oil pipeline.
The star and several environmental activists held a sit-up protest outside the White House about the proposed plan for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline which will stretch from Texas to Montana.
When U.S. Park Police officers asked Hannah to move on, she refused and was subsequently taken into custody.
As she was whisked away, she told TMZ.com that it was sometimes necessary to sacrifice your personal freedom for a greater freedom, and that she and her environmentalist pals wanted to be free from the death and destruction caused by fossil fuels, opting instead for a future with clean energy.
This is hardly the first time that Hannah’s environmental efforts have gotten her into trouble. 2006 saw her arrested in Los Angeles for blocking a bulldozer from destroying a community by camping up in a tree. And again in 2009 she was arrested in West Virginia for protesting mountain top mining.
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