Shailene Woodley Arrested For Trespassing

Shailene Woodley has been arrested for alleged trespassing amid a protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline — and she shared the entire experience on Facebook Live.
"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,” Woodley could be heard saying in the video, which caught the attention of more than 2 million viewers.

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.”

“This is America — America,” she says sadly. “And look what we’re faced with when we’re trying to protect clean water.”

The actress, 24, was released from jail Monday.

"Shailene Woodley has been released from the Morton County Jail in North Dakota," her rep told ‘Us Weekly’ in a statement on Tuesday. "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."

“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.

#alwaysinallways #heartforward #uptous #NoDAPL #protectcleanwater #iamonyourside,” she wrote alongside a photo of three people canoeing on Tuesday, October 11.

-Devashree Goenka