Shailene Woodley Was Arrested For Trespassing While Protesting The Dakota Access PipelineOctober 10, 2016
"Divergent" and "Snowden" star Shailene Woodley was arrested for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline on North Dakota on Monday — and she recorded the protests and her encounter with police on Facebook Live.
Woodley and 26 others were charged with criminal trespassing while protesting the U.S. Court of Appeals' recent decision to deny an injunction to halt the pipeline's construction, according to the Los Angeles Times. Those opposing the pipeline say the project would disturb sites that are sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and deepen dependence on nonrenewable resources. In the last five minutes of the video, you can see Woodley getting stopped by police, who explain to her that she's getting arrested because she was "identified."
Woodley can be heard asking the police: "Is it because I'm famous? Is it because people know who I am?"
"I was just walking back to my RV, which is right there, so we can go back to camp peacefully, and they grabbed me by my jacket and told me I wasn't allowed to continue, and they had giant guns and batons and zip ties, and they're not letting me go," Woodley said during the livestream.
Woodley has been actively outspoken against the Dakota Access Pipeline for some time now, and thousands of people were tuned in for her two-hour-long Facebook Live video.
Many of Woodley's fans were shocked and took to Twitter with the #FreeShailene hashtag.
#FreeShailene Shailene Woodley got arrested for peacefully protesting for clean water.. Just let that sink in.— 💤 (@hqfranco) October 10, 2016