Divergent actor Shailene Woodley was arrested for allegedly trespassing while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Bismarck, North Dakota on Monday, October 10. She documented the protest and the arrest on Facebook Live, reported Aceshowbiz. Woodley told viewers during the arrest, “I don’t know if you guys just heard me, but I was walking back to my RV, which is right there, so that we can go back to camp peacefully, and [the police] grabbed me by my jacket and said that I was not allowed to continue. And they had giant guns and batons and zip ties, and they’re not letting me go.”
When the 24-year-old actor tried to ask the cop a question, the cop responded, “We can’t talk right here, but you’re going to be placed under arrest for criminal trespassing.” She then told her viewers, “Alright I’m being arrested. Because I was trespassing like everyone. As soon as you guys asked me to leave, I l left. She was down there, everybody was down there. I’m being arrested. “I was down there with everybody else. I don’t know what’s going on? As soon as they came I left… it’s because I’m well known. It’s because I have 40,000 people watching.”
Twenty-six other people were also arrested “for the same infraction” at the protest, which began after a federal judge rejected the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s request for a permanent junction to block a USD 3.8 billion pipeline on its land and burial grounds, according to The Morton County Sheriff’s Department.