Conor Kennedy, the 18-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, made his photo-op activism debut Wednesday, getting cuffed in front of the White House during a protest of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. He was part of a larger brigade of activists, 48 in all, who got themselves arrested, including actress Daryl Hannah and his father RFK Jr. — both veterans of this kind of thing — as well as civil rights leader Julian Bond, activist Bill McKibben, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass. Also, Sierra Club Executive Director Mike Brune, whose arrest was a first for a leader of the organization.
Activists complain that the 1,700-mile pipeline, billed by advocates as a job creator across North America, would be an environmental hazard.
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