Shailene was arrested yesterday for participating in a protest against the construction of Dakota Pipeline. Here’s the video and below is an article from EW.
I, as a webmaster, try to concentrate on her career only, but this makes me very proud of her for standing up for what she believes.
Shailene Woodley was arrested Monday while participating in a protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Bismarck, North Dakota.
The actress was released from jail later on Monday.
“Shailene Woodley has been released from the Morton County Jail in North Dakota. She appreciates the outpouring of support, not only for her, but more importantly, for the continued fight against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline,” the star’s rep told PEOPLE.
Woodley, who streamed her arrest via Facebook Live, was charged with criminal trespassing. The actress was a mere few feet from her vehicle she was stopped by cops.
“I was walking back to my RV, which is right there so that we can go back to camp peacefully and they grabbed me by my jacket and said that I was not allowed to continue,” she said.
After waiting several minutes she was put under arrest.
“But why am I being arrested and no one else here is,” she asked the police, pointing to the group of people who were walking with her. “Is it because I’m famous? Is it because people know who I am?”
The police officer confirmed that she was “identified.”
The recording ended with her being escorted away by cops.
The Divergent actress is one of several activists who have been taken into police custody amid ongoing protests against the project, which has been the crux