OMG, is Shailene Woodley going to jail?! The ‘Divergent’ star was arrested for trespassing while protesting in South Dakota on Oct. 10. See a video of her shocking arrest right here!
Shailene was placed under arrest for criminal trespassing, as she took part in a 100-person protest on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota that apparently was not welcomed by police. The 24-year-old actress’ mom documented her arrest on camera, and TMZ got a hold of it — watch the crazy video above!
She asked the cops why she was the one to be arrested when there were hundreds of other people also protesting the area, and their reasoning made the situation even more frustrating for Shailene. “You were identified,” they told her. Yep, Shailene was put in handcuffs because she’s a well-known figure. Okay seriously, how is that fair?!
According to TMZ, though, Shailene wasn’t the only one who was arrested on the construction site. While the number of people who were wasn’t revealed, it sounds like she didn’t totally get unfair treatment. But as Shailene argued, she did leave the protest site as soon as authorities showed up and demanded they leave. Hopefully she doesn’t have to go behind bars for taking part in a peaceful protest!
Shailene and her fellow protestors were on the reservation to fight back against the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s recent decision to not halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in South Dakota. The request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe — whose sacred land and burial grounds are impacted by the construction — was denied on Oct. 9, which sparked the protest the following day. Shailene took to social media to announce that she was going to take part in the protest, but that clearly didn’t stop police from arresting her.
It’s unclear what’s going to happen to Shailene now that she has been placed under arrest, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated. Keep checking back to HollywoodLife.com as this shocking story develops!
HollywoodLifers, do you think it was fair for Shailene to be arrested?