Actress Shailene Woodley being arrested on Monday, October 10, 2016. Facebook photo
Published October 12, 2016
CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA – Actress Shailene Woodley was arrested on Indigenous Peoples’ Day for trespassing and engaging in a riot with 26 others at near the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
It was the second time she was arrested for fighting the Dakota Access pipeline. She was arrested in mid-August at the construction site near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
Woodley is a star in the “Divergent” series.
Woodley videotaped the arrest live on Facebook during the arrest. She is due in court in Mandan, North Dakota on October 24, 2016. Woodley faces 60 days in jail and $3,000 fines if convicted.
Woodley’s publicist said the 24-year-old actress “appreciates the outpouring of support, not only for her, but more importantly, for the continued fight against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.”
Levi Rickert, a tribal citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, is the publisher and editor of Native News Online. Previously, he served as editor of the Native News Network. He is a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan.