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ETX authorities say pipeline protestors are not "peaceful"

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Actress Daryl Hannah and an East Texas landowner bonded out of the Wood County Jail early this morning after being arrested while protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Daryl Hannah and landowner Eleanor Fairchild say they were just peacefully protesting, even though Fairchild admits to trespassing.

"We went in, sneaked in, and went on the easement, and stopped the workers," explained Fairchild.

Wood County authorities say TransCanada rightfully owns the land they are working on through an easement.

Photos given to us by Hannah's publicist show the two women holding up their hands while standing in front of TransCanada equipment.

The Wood County Sheriff's office gave protestors a warning, and when the protestors didn't leave, they were forced to arrest both women.

Wood County Sheriff Bill Wansley tells us,"The Sheriff's Department will continue doing their job and treat everyone the same. Our job is to keep the peace and protect protesters and landowners, the same."

Wansley added, "If the protestors were peacefully protesting, then they wouldn't be violating the law by trespassing and resisting arrest."

Wansley says authorities say they don't want anyone hurt, but protestors are choosing to put themselves out there in those positions. As far as adding more security, Wansley says they just don't have the personnel to do so.

Yesterday afternoon TransCanada released the following statement.

"It is unfortunate Ms. Hannah and other out of state activists have chosen to break the law by illegally trespassing on private property. It is also unfortunate that she and other professional activists have chosen to engage in illegal acts, putting their own safety and the safety of others at risk, along with trying to prevent thousands of Americans from providing for their families by helping to build the gulf coast project and the energy security it will provide."

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