Shailene Woodley Facebook Lives Her Arrest


Kimberly Trabulsi

Divergent star and activist, Shailene Woodley, was arrested last week for criminal

trespassing after peacefully protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Woodley

marched alongside hundreds of Native Americans and demonstrators in efforts to halt

the construction.

The $3.7 billion pipeline, built by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, became a huge

controversy after Standing Rock Sioux tribal leaders sued to stop its continued

construction, in fear that it will endanger the reservation’s water supply.

On Monday, October 10, the movie star began filming the site via Facebook Live.

Woodley shared footage with the growing audience of the peaceful marchers getting

surrounded by law enforcement officials with batons and guns.

The situation quickly escalated when Woodley was informed, live on camera, that she

was being arrested for criminal trespassing.

"I'm being arrested. I was down there with everybody else. It's because I'm well known,”

said Woodley in the live stream as she was detained. “It's because I have 40,000 people


For months now, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has fought hard against the Dakota

Access Pipeline. Thousands of Native Americans and supporters have stood with the

tribe against its construction across North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. The

1,172 mile pipeline would be used to transport crude oil across the states.

Woodley took to instagram the day following her arrest to say, “One day, baby, we'll sing

our poetry. the words dripping from our tongues wet with ripened patience. and the

lyrics, the sweet fruits born from the seeds our aging hands are now sowing.

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