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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