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Thursday 17 April 2014

Daryl Hannah held over oil protest

Daryl Hannah has been arrested while protesting against an oil pipeline

Actress Daryl Hannah has been arrested along with a 78-year-old north-east Texas landowner while protesting against the construction of a pipeline designed to bring crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.

Hannah's attorney, Paul Bassis, said Hannah was arrested on Thursday night.

Mr Bassis said Hannah and landowner Eleanor Fairchild were standing in front of heavy equipment brought on to the woman's property in Winnsboro.

He said the two women were being taken to the Wood County Jail.

Hannah has starred in dozens of movies, including Kill Bill and Splash. She was also arrested in August 2011 while protesting against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington.

Several acres of Fairchild's farm have been condemned by TransCanada. She said she opposes TransCanada's plan to transport heavy tar-sands crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

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