Actress Shailene Woodley Arrested At Dakota Pipeline Protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP/WCCO) — Shailene Woodley’s arrest at a protest in North Dakota has been livestreamed to fans on Facebook.

The “Divergent” actress was livestreaming her protest Monday of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline for a total of more than two-and-a-half hours Monday before her arrest by local authorities. Toward the end of a two hour video, Woodley is told by a law enforcement officer that she is being arrested for criminal trespassing. The video showing what appeared to be a peaceful protest has been viewed more than 3 million times.

CBS News reports Woodley said: “I was walking back to my RV — which is right there — so that we can go back to camp peacefully, and they grabbed me by my jacket and said that I was not allowed to continue. They had giant guns and batons and zip-ties and they’re not letting me go.”

Morton County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Rob Keller says Woodley was one of 27 protesters arrested Monday. She was also charged with engaging in a riot.

Woodley has been an outspoken opponent of the $3.8 billion project.

Thousands of people have joined the protest in support of the tribe and a large encampment has developed at the proposed construction site.

Of the protesters, 123 people have been arrested since mid-August. In addition to Woodley, the list of people arrested also includes Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.

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One Comment

  1. leftofright says:

    oh you poor baby, because you are an actress, do laws no longer apply to you? Get over it you self important PITA. You broke the law and the law was enforced. If you do not like it, do not break the law.

    1. kim says:

      But you don’t understand ” They had giant guns and batons ” I am picturing a cartoon GIANT gun in my head. Poor Girl I feel so sorry for her . NOT

  2. umit honderst says:

    wah wah wah, cry me a river and don’t tresspass and you won’t be arrested. you must think you’re something special, well, you’re not.

  3. Pipelines are safer than freight trains and help the USA favor Canadian oil over oil from Saudi Arabia.

    You can bet these protesters are using cars, I’m sure the actress had no problem jumping on an airplane to get to the protest.

  4. Jerry says:

    Well she was headed back to her TV, which I’m sure was one of the new fuel efficient ones, oh wait there is no such thing.

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