Shailene Woodley Agrees to Plead Guilty for DAPL Arrest Charge

Shailene Woodley Agrees to Plead Guilty for DAPL Arrest Charge

But won't stop protesting.

But won't stop protesting.

Text: Alice Ly

Shailene Woodley has agreed to plead guilty on account of disorderly conduct and has been sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation. The plea deal went into effect Friday, March 24, in Morton County District in North Dakota.

The actress was arrested on October 10, 2016, along with 27 other protestors, for refusing to leave the site for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Woodley was charged with one count of misdemeanor criminal trespass and one count of misdemeanor engaging in a riot. The actress streamed her arrest on Facebook Live.

Woodley has been publicly vocal in response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is under fire for potentially contaminating the drinking water, desecrating the site of the Sioux Reservation, and violating Native American treaties that promise reservation lands to indigenous people.

"Protests are about creating awareness and people coming together," said Woodley on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

In December 2016, drilling of the DAPL had been halted by the Obama administration, however, the development of the keystone pipeline was called back on by Trump in January.

Oil will start running through part of the Dakota Access Pipeline any day now. The pipeline stretches 1,172 miles from North Dakota through Illinois where it will be able to carry 570,000 barrels of oil on a daily basis.

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