UPDATE 10/11 11:00 a.m. ET: Woodley has been released from jail, her rep confirmed in a statement to Us Weekly Tuesday, October 11. "Shailene Woodley has been released from the Morton County Jail in North Dakota," the statement reads. "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."
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Shailene Woodley was arrested for criminal trespassing while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Bismarck, North Dakota, Monday, October 10, the Morton County Sheriff's Department confirms to Us Weekly.
The Fault in Our Stars actress, 24, streamed the arrest via Facebook Live, telling viewers, "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."
In the two-plus-hour video, which has since amassed more than 2 million views, a police officer is overheard telling Woodley that she's "going to be placed under arrest for criminal trespassing."
"All right, I'm being arrested because I was trespassing like everyone," she told her Facebook followers, before addressing the police. "As soon as you guys asked me to leave, I left. [My friend] 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. ... I hope you're watching this mainstream media."
The Morton County Sheriff's Department tells Us Woodley was one of 27 people arrested "for the same infraction" at the protest Monday.
The Dakota Access Pipeline protest began after a federal judge rejected the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request for a permanent junction to block a $3.8 billion pipeline on its land and burial grounds.