Oh no! Is she behind bars you say?
A movie star and celebrity spent behind bars for protesting the Dakota Pipeline issue. If you know who that is, she’s no other than Shailene Woodley. The main star of Divergent series and The Fault in Our Stars has joined other protesters to combat against the Dakota Access Pipeline. She told the media that it would affect the environment. The water system of Dakota would become affected once the pipeline begins its construction. Residents of Dakota are outraged by the government’s decision to build the pipeline that simply affects the water being consumed by them.
The purpose of their protest is to simply protect the clean water within their surroundings. They claimed that the Dakota pipeline would really affect the way they’re using water for good. This has really alarmed Shailene Woodley and decided to rally with the protesters. It came with a price that she was arrested by the authorities for trespassing the line.
This isn’t the first time that somebody had been arrested for protesting to the Dakota Access Pipeline….
A presidential candidate named Jill Stein was protesting this before. She even vandalized the construction equipment being used to construct the pipeline. As a result, she was given a warrant of arrest by the local authorities for trespassing purposes. According to the city’s press conference, they have arrested 27 people during the protest, including Shailene Woodley. It was confirmed that around 7:00 A.M. Woodley was one of them.
As you can see in her mug shot above, this is the proof that she’s arrested for good. Nice earring on her nose, though. On the site’s private property, Shailene Woodley and the other two are spotted. As a result, local authorities have no choice but to arrest them for good. Shailene even livestreamed herself on Facebook while the protest is going on. Even the moment that she’s arrested, her video was captured for her fans to see.
Shailene said that over 40,000 people are watching her getting arrested for protesting and going into a private property without permission. As a result, most of them are getting outraged about what the police had done to her and the rest of the protesters. There are mixed reactions as well. Some of them said that she deserves to get arrested and learn her lesson, while others are proud of her to stand up for what’s right for Dakota.
She has many celebrity supporters like Rosario Dawson (who played in Marvel’s Luke Cage), Mark Ruffalo (as Incredible Hulk of the Avengers), and fellow Fault In Our Stars movie star, Ansel Elgort. Last time, Dawson was arrested in a political protest as well. They may have been arrested, but they showed courage in standing up for the rights of the people and the environment.
The good news is that Shailene Woodley was released afterwards. She really appreciated the support that she had from her fans, for standing up against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Even if she was released, she continues to fight no matter what.