Canadian actresses Margot Kidder and Tantoo Cardinal were among dozens of environmental activists arrested Tuesday during a sit-in at the White House to protest plans for the 2,700-kilometre Keystone XL pipeline.
Kidder and Cardinal joined about 60 people who were detained after violating a protest permit by stopping and sitting on the sidewalk in front of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, then ignoring police orders to leave.
Their arrests highlighted the fourth day of a planned 15-day event aimed at persuading President Barack Obama to reject a request by Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. to proceed with the $7-billion project.
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