Shailene Woodley Livestreamed Her Own Arrest

Actress was protesting at the Dakota Access Pipeline
By Daniel Kay,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2016 5:19 PM CDT
Shailene Woodley Livestreamed Her Own Arrest
US actress Shailene Woodley during a press conference.   (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

The Fault In Our Stars actress Shailene Woodley was arrested Monday in North Dakota while protesting the construction of an oil pipeline on Native American lands. The $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline protest encampment has been the site of the largest gatherings of Native Americans in a century, CBS reports, as tribes come together to try and halt construction. The oil pipeline crosses sites sacred to some indigenous peoples. So far the courts have refused to halt production on the pipeline, and protest sites along the proposed route have seen several clashes between tribespeople and local law enforcement.

Woodley was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing. She had been livestreaming the protest on Facebook Live for almost two hours before Morton County sheriff's deputies showed up and arrested her. Her mother, who was also present, continued streaming as Shailene was detained and arrested. The full video is archived on Woodley's public Facebook page. Skip toward the end for footage of her being arrested. (More Shailene Woodley stories.)

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