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Actress arrested at the White House

Posted by Steve Greenlee  June 2, 2010 01:02 PM

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Thumbnail image for PERU-INDIGENOUS_.jpgQ'orianka Kilcher, who portrayed Pocahontas in the 2005 film "The New World," has been arrested for tying herself to a fence at the White House, the Associated Press is reporting. US Park Police said the 20-year-old actress's mother poured a black substance that looked like crude oil over her while she was tied to the fence on Tuesday. Kilcher and her mother told officials they were protesting a visit by President Alan Garcia of Peru. Kilcher, whose father is a Peruvian Indian, was charged with disorderly conduct. Her mother, Saskia, was charged with defacing government property. Q'orianka Kilcher was in Lima last week in support of Peruvian indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, who has been accused of fueling protests against foreign investment in which more than 30 people died. According to an earlier report from the AP, Peruvian authorities charged Pizango with sedition and rebellion for allegedly instigating violence during protests that killed 23 police officers and 10 civilians. The violence erupted when police tried to break up a road blockade manned by protesters opposed to decrees designed to spur oil and gas exploration on indigenous ancestral land.

Here's a video of Tuesday's arrest:

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