Shailene Woodley Arrested for Criminal Trespassing While Protesting Dakota Access Pipeline

The Fault in Our Stars actress captured everything on Facebook Live

By Francesca Bacardi Oct 11, 2016 1:07 AMTags

UPDATE: According to Shailene Woodley's rep, she has been released from Morton County Jail in North Dakota.

Her publicist tells E! News, "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." 


The actress was peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline Monday when she was arrested for trespassing, E! News confirms.

The Fault in Our Stars actress captured the whole ordeal on Facebook Live, making sure to record everything so people could see what was happening. At one point her camera was facing the wrong way, so she clarified what was happening. "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 they grabbed me by my jacket and said that I was not allowed to continue," she told her viewers. "And they had giant guns and batons and zip ties and they're not letting me go."

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When Woodley tries 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 tries to ask why only she is being arrested, and the cop informs her it's because she has been identified. "Alright I'm being arrested," she continued. "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."

Courtesy of Morton County Sheriff

Woodley added, "So everybody knows…we were going to our vehicle which they had all surrounded and waiting for me with giant guns and a giant truck behind them just so they could arrest me. I hope you're watching mainstream media."

E! News has reached out to her rep for comment. The Morton County Sheriff confirmed to E! News that Woodley was arrested arrested for criminal trespassing. Twenty six other people were also arrested. 

(Originally published Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 at 10:43 a.m. PT)