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Stars and protests


Actress Daryl Hannah has become the latest Hollywood star to be arrested in the course of political protest. The 50-year-old Kill Bill star was handcuffed and detained outside the White House on Tuesday (30 August), after refusing police orders to move during a sit-in against Keystone XL, a planned oil pipeline that will run between Canada and the US Gulf Coast. The actress smiled and appeared cheery as she was arrested (above), having earlier pledged her commitment to a world free of the "death and destruction" of fossil fuels.

It is not the first time Daryl has been arrested in the course of a protest - nor is she the first celebrity to use their fame in support of a particular cause. From Hayden Panettiere's confrontation with Japanese fishermen to Lady Gaga's vigorous attack of Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in the US military, we bring you four examples of celebrities protesting in a series of video clips, below.

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ABOVE: Daryl Hannah arrested outside the White House in a protest against a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the US Gulf Coast.

ABOVE: A group of protesters including Heroes star Hayden Panettiere confront fishermen in a dolphin killing cove near the village of Taiji in Japan, in October 2007.

ABOVE: Lady Gaga makes a speech in protest of the (now repealed) Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy on gay people serving in the US military. The address was given in Portland, Maine, in 2010, on the eve of a key Senate vote on the issue.

ABOVE: Celebrities including Drew Barrymore, Pete Wentz, Perez Hilton and Kelly Osbourne protest against the passage of Proposition 8, which effectively banned gay marriage in California, in West Hollywood in 2008.



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