BISMARCK, N.D. – Actress Shailene Woodley has been 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 for criminal trespass and engaging in a riot during a protest at a construction site that involved about 300 people.
Woodley was actually livestreaming on Facebook during the protest, and even captured her arrest live on the social media site.
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Both charges are misdemeanors that carry a maximum punishment of 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine. Woodley’s publicist did not immediately comment.
Keller says 27 people were arrested during protests at two construction sites that prompted the shutdown of a state highway for several hours. No injuries were reported.
The proposed Dakota Access Pipeline would transport crude oil from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa and into Illinois.
The underground pipeline would transport 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day, which would be sent to markets and refineries in the Midwest, East Coast and Gulf Coast regions, according to Energy Transfer Crude Oil Co.
However, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the pipeline would come within a half-mile of their reservation and could disturb or destroy sacred historical sites.
Also, tribal leaders are concerned about the consequences the pipeline would have on their water supply.