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By: Catie Leary on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.
Daryl Hannah

Photo: Jeff Gentner/Associated Press

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Arrest of the 50-foot woman

Actress Daryl Hannah, NASA scientist James Hansen, former U.S. Rep. Ken Hechler and 27 other demonstrators were arrested Tuesday during a protest against mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia. After a rally at a nearby elementary school, the protestors marched quietly to a coal-processing plant, where they were blocked by several hundred coal miners. Sitting down on State Route 3 in defiance, they were arrested by police for obstruction and impeding traffic. (Text from The Daily Briefing)