Shailene Woodley speaks out after being released from jail

24/07/2019 Posted by admin

Shailene Woodley is finally speaking out after being released from jail in North Dakota on Monday.

She was arrested earlier that day while participating in a protest against the construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and despite her arrest, Woodley isn’t giving up her fight.

The Divergent star shared a message with her fellow protesters on Instagram.

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“One day, baby, we’ll sing our poetry. The words dripping from our tongues wet with ripened patience,” she wrote. “And the lyrics, the sweet fruits born from seeds our aging hands are now sowing. #alwaysinallways #heartforward #uptous #NoDAPL #protectcleanwater #iamonyourside.”

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one day, baby, we’ll sing our poetry. the words dripping from our tongues wet with ripened patience. and the lyrics, the sweet fruits born from the seeds our aging hands are now sowing. #alwaysinallways #heartforward #uptous #NoDAPL #protectcleanwater #iamonyourside

A post shared by shailene woodley (@shailenewoodley) on Oct 11, 2016 at 2:59pm PDT

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After Woodley was released, the star’s rep confirmed the news with People.

“Shailene Woodley has been released from the Morton County Jail in North Dakota. 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,” said the rep.

The Fault in Our Stars actress, who streamed her arrest via Facebook live, was charged with criminal trespassing. Woodley was only a few feet from her vehicle when she was stopped by police.

“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 said. “And they had giant guns and batons and zip ties and they’re not letting me go.”

When Woodley tried to ask the officer a question, he responded, “We can’t talk right here, but you’re going to be placed under arrest for criminal trespassing.” After waiting a few minutes she was arrested.

The video, which shows what appeared to be a peaceful protest, has been viewed more than three million times.

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The Morton County Sheriff later confirmed to E! News that Woodley and 26 other people were arrested.

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The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sued the US Army Corps of Engineers, who approved the project and granted final permits in July, saying the pipeline “threatens the Tribe’s environmental and economic well-being, and would damage and destroy sites of great historic, religious, and cultural significance to the Tribe.”

An advocacy group says the tribe’s claims are misleading, claiming the pipeline “does not cross into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation.”

Since May, thousands of people have camped near the pipeline’s proposed route to oppose its construction.

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In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney defended police activity on the construction site.

“We don’t know what’s in that crowd. They are not peaceful and prayerful. It’s unlawful — that’s what’s happening here. The courts have spoken and the rule of law governs our land,” he started.

“People with an ideology and agenda not from here are bringing it here. What started as a North Dakota issue has gone well beyond that,” Laney continued. “They were intentionally violating the law, a peaceful protest is getting word out. Today was very tense — it was a tense and dangerous situation.”

According to the sheriff, two campaigners chained themselves to construction equipment, and it was this small group which prompted the wider protest with a fleet of vehicles — including Woodley in an RV.

Protesters parked their vehicles and marched on the private construction site, according to police.

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Woodley received support from stars like Rosario Dawson, who was arrested herself last April at a political protest.

Woodley also received support from her Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars co-star Ansel Elgort, as well as Avengers actor Mark Ruffalo.

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