Shalom Life | April 24, 2014

Daryl Hannah arrested during White House protest

Actress and Environmentalist Daryl Hannah was arrested outside the White House on Tuesday

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: August 30th, 2011 in Culture » Society » News

Daryl Hannah arrested during White House protest

Daryl Hannah, actress and environmentalist, was arrested outside the White House on Tuesday during a protest against a proposed $7 billion oil pipeline.

Hannah was arrested for “failure to obey lawful order” after the police gave her and other protesters several warnings and directions to leave the property. The actress was released from custody after paying a $100 fine, said U.S Park Police spokesman Sergeant David Schlosser.

The protest has been labeled “The Tar Sands Action Protest” after efforts to block the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project that will bring oil sands petroleum from Canada to refineries in Texas. More than 70 people were arrested on Tuesday during the event.

Daniel Kessler, spokesman for the Rainforest Action Network, said that Hannah was arrested in a sit-in outside a gate at the White House after she refused police orders to leave.

This is not the first time Hannah has been arrested for standing up for what she believes in. On June 13, 2006, Hannah was arrested for her involvement with over 350 farmers and their supporters who were confronting authorities trying to bulldoze the nation’s largest urban farm in Los Angeles. Hannah chained herself to walnut tree for three weeks on South Central Far to protest against the property’s new owner who wanted to convert the farm into a warehouse. Additionally, in 2009, she was arrested in a protest against mountaintop removal in West Virginia.

Hannah is best known for her roles in Splash, Kill Bill, and Blade Runner. She lives “off the grid” with a home that runs entirely on solar power and built with green materials. Her car runs solely on bio-diesel.

Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel Slated for ‘The Driftless Area’ Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel Slated for ‘The Driftless Area’ TrendingSarah Silverman Apologizes in Advance For Swastika Doodle Sarah Silverman Apologizes in Advance For Swastika Doodle TrendingMural, Mural on the Wall Brings Animations to Life for Your Children Mural, Mural on the Wall Brings Animations to Life for Your Children Trending
 

Breakthrough Jew - DJ Tennis

April 24, 2014 | By Sarah Bauder
Breakthrough Jew - DJ Tennis

Manfredi Romano aka DJ Tennis is the co-founder of techno and house label, Life and Death.

Read More

Scarlett Johansson to Join Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’

April 24, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Scarlett Johansson to Join Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’

ScarJo and Lupito Nyong'o are in negotiations to join Jon Favreau's live action/CG hybrid film.

Read More

Lenny Kravitz to Release ‘Strut’, His Tenth Studio Album

April 24, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Lenny Kravitz to Release ‘Strut’, His Tenth Studio Album

Kravitz plans to release the album in September through his own record imprint

Read More

Judd Apatow’s ‘The Simpsons’ Episode Will Air After 24 Years

April 24, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Judd Apatow’s ‘The Simpsons’ Episode Will Air After 24 Years

Before Apatow became famous for 'The 40 Year Old Virgin', he submitted a script to 'The Simpsons' in 1990.

Read More

Starbucks to Own 10% of SodaStream?

April 24, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Starbucks to Own 10% of SodaStream?

After reports circulated suggesting Pepsi was looking to invest into the Israeli company, now it seems Starbucks is engaged in a potential $1 billion deal with them

Read More

Startup Club: Samba

April 24, 2014 | By Zak Edwards
Startup Club: Samba

The Tel Aviv-based fun video messaging app recently won the 'Best App' Award at SXSW for its sleek, innovative design

Read More

Jewish Hall of Fame: Émile Durkheim

April 23, 2014 | By Zak Edwards
Jewish Hall of Fame: Émile Durkheim

The French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher is considered to be one of the founding fathers of social science

Read More

Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel Slated for ‘The Driftless Area’

April 23, 2014 | By Sarah Bauder
Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel Slated for ‘The Driftless Area’

The film will also star John Hawkes, Ciaran Hinds, and Alia Shawkat.

Read More

More Headlines