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Hannah freed following arrest in pipeline protest

Published On: Oct 06 2012 01:26:02 PM CDT
Texas News - spotlight

TYLER, Texas (AP) - Actress Daryl Hannah has been released from a Texas jail following her arrest as she protested an oil pipeline designed to bring crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reported Saturday that Hannah was freed on $2,500 bond Thursday night but faces criminal trespass charges.

Her release came hours after Hannah was arrested in Winnsboro, about 100 miles east of Dallas.

Hannah and 78-year-old Eleanor Fairchild were arrested as they blocked heavy equipment in an attempt to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline through Fairchild's land. Fairchild was released on a personal recognizance bond.

Hannah also was arrested in August 2011 while protesting the pipeline in Washington.

Her manager, Paul Bassis, told the Telegraph, "When people engage in civil disobedience, it's a last resort."