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Actress Q'orianka Kilcher Arrested for Staging a Protest

June 3, 2010 (7:37 am) GMT
The depicter of Pocahontas in 'The New World' is charged with disorderly conduct during the protest which allegedly also involved her mother.
Q'Orianka Kilcher

The actress who portrayed Native American legend Pocahontas in 's 2005 film "" has been arrested in Washington, D.C. for staging a protest outside the White House. , 20, chained herself to the White House perimeter fence on Tuesday, June 1 to protest a state visit by Peru's President Alan Garcia, who has announced plans to sell large areas of indigenous land to oil companies and other foreign investors.

Kilcher's father is a Peruvian Indian. Reports suggest the actress' mother was also involved in the protest; she covered her daughter in black paint.

The mother has been charged with defacing government property. Kilcher was charged with disorderly conduct and is expected to appear in the city's Superior Court on Wednesday, June 2.

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