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TYLER, Texas - Actress Daryl Hannah has been released from a Texas jail following her arrest as she protested an oil pipeline designed to bring crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports (bit.ly/QMlAo1) Saturday that Hannah was freed on $2,500 bond Thursday night but faces criminal trespass charges.

Her release came hours after Hannah was arrested in Winnsboro, about 100 miles east of Dallas.

Hannah and 78-year-old Eleanor Fairchild were arrested as they blocked heavy equipment in an attempt to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline through Fairchild's land.

Fairchild was released on a personal recognizance bond. Hannah also was arrested in August 2011 while protesting the pipeline in Washington.

Her manager, Paul Bassis, told the Telegraph, "When people engage in civil disobedience, it's a last resort." (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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