Shailene Woodley protests pipeline, livestreams arrest

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, actress Shailene Woodley attends the premiere of "Snowden" in New York. Woodley was arrested during a protest of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline in southern North Dakota. Morton County Sheriff's Department spokesman Rob Keller says the "Divergent" star was arrested Monday, Oct. 10, for criminal trespass and engaging in a riot during a protest at a construction site that involved about 300 people. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, actress Shailene Woodley attends the premiere of "Snowden" in New York. Woodley was arrested during a protest of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline in southern North Dakota. Morton County Sheriff's Department spokesman Rob Keller says the "Divergent" star was arrested Monday, Oct. 10, for criminal trespass and engaging in a riot during a protest at a construction site that involved about 300 people. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — 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.

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.

 

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