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1st Act of Civil Disobedience in Sierra Club's 120 Years

Daryl Hannah, Robert Kennedy Jr. among those arrested in Keystone XL protest
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 14, 2013 3:44 AM CST

(Newser) – More than 40 protesters, including the likes of Robert Kennedy Jr. and Daryl Hannah, were arrested yesterday after protesting the Keystone XL oil pipeline, reports NPR. The event, which saw demonstrators tying themselves to the gates of the White House, was the first act of civil disobedience for the 120-year-old Sierra Club, says its director, who was also arrested. Activists Julian Bond and Bill McKibben were also arrested, the AP reports; everyone was released on $100 bond. And Perez Hilton has a special note for Taylor Swift: Kennedy's son, Conor, was also among the busted environmentalists. (Read more Sierra Club stories.)

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