Shailene Woodley pleads not guilty in pipeline incident
Posted: 7:51 AM, Oct 20, 2016
<p><strong>Shailene Woodley arrested while protesting North Dakota oil pipeline</strong> — Actor Shailene Woodley, from popular movies like "The Fault in Our Stars" and the "Divergent" series, <a href="/news/national/shailene-woodley-arrested-during-protest-of-dakota-access-pipeline" target="_blank">was arrested for criminal trespassing during a political protest</a> of a proposed oil pipeline across land used by Native Americans in the Dakotas. Woodley broadcast the protest and her arrest in a 2-hour long Facebook Live video. The Dakota Access Pipeline has also been protested by actors Susan Sarandon and Leonardo DiCaprio. <a href="http://www.abc15.com/news/national/shailene-woodley-faces-oct-24-court-date-in-dakota-access-protest" target="_blank">She's due to appear in court on Oct. 24</a>.</p>
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Actress Shailene Woodley has pleaded not guilty in a North Dakota court to criminal trespass and riot charges after her arrest in a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.
Court records show the "Divergent" star entered her pleas on Tuesday through her attorney Alexander Reichert.
Woodley and 26 other activists were arrested Oct. 10. She livestreamed her protest on Facebook.
The Standing Rock Sioux want construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline halted, saying it could taint the water supply and encroach on tribal burial sites. Protests supporting the tribe have been going on for months.
Woodley could face 60 days in jail and $3,000 in fines if she is convicted of criminal trespass and engaging in a riot.
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