crimesider

Actress Daryl Hannah arrested "for a greater freedom"

Actress Daryl Hannah is arrested by U.S. Park Police in front of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, during a protest against the Keystone oil pipeline. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Daryl Hannah takes part in a demonstration against the Keystone oil pipeline in front of the White House
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - Daryl Hannah told reporters that it's sometimes "necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom" after the actress was arrested in front of the White House on Tuesday during a protest opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

"...We want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future," Hannah said according to celebrity gossip site TMZ.

The Tuesday sit-in involved dozens of protesters urging President Obama to reject the pipeline that would go through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to refineries in Houston and Port Arthur, Texas.

According to ABC News, the protest was organized by a group called Tar Sands Action, which says that the pipeline will pump 900,000 barrels a day of "the world's dirtiest oil" from Alberta, Canada to the refineries in Texas

The "Kill Bill" actress was arrested after she sat down on the sidewalk near the White House and refused orders from the U.S. Park Police to move.

Hannah, who was arrested along with about 100 other protesters, has been arrested in the past for environmental causes.

More on Crimesider
August 30, 2011 - Actress Daryl Hannah arrested during oil protest in front of White House

  • Edecio Martinez

Comments

Follow Us

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.