Daryl Hannah Arrested For Farm Protest
Actress DARYL HANNAH has been arrested while protesting the closure of a Los Angeles community garden. The BLADE RUNNER star, a fervent environmentalist, was charged with trespassing after climbing a tree on the 14-acre garden and refusing to come down as officials attempted to clear the site of activists. Police staged a dawn raid yesterday (13JUN06) in an effort to catch protestors like Hannah and singer JOAN BAEZ unaware, and firefighters then used a cherry-picking crane to bring Hannah, farmers and activists down from their perch in a walnut tree. The defiant actress, who became a regular protestor on the site three weeks ago, says, "This is the largest urban farm in the nation. It doesn't cost the city a dime and we'd like to save this farm." The farmland, where some 350 urban farmers grow vegetables and flowers, is to be turned into warehouses and factories. Other celebrities who have offered their support to the farmers include MARTIN SHEEN, WILLIE NELSON and LETHAL WEAPON star DANNY GLOVER.