The Washington Times - August 30, 2011, 01:20PM

Hollywood actress Daryl Hannah was among dozens of activists arrested Tuesday outside the White House as part of an orchestrated, two-week-long protest against a proposed oil pipeline.

Miss Hannah, who became a star in such ‘80s classics as “Splash” and “Roxanne,” sat on the sidewalk in front of the White House with other protesters and refused three requests from the U.S. Park Police to move. She was taken away in restraints.


The group organizing the protest, Tar Sands Action, is pressuring the Obama administration to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would run 1,700 miles from Canada to Texas. It would deliver crude oil from tar sands in Alberta to refineries in the Gulf Coast and create up to 20,000 new jobs.

Activists estimate that nearly 600 people have been arrested outside the White House since the protest began.