Divergent star arrested after pipeline protest
Published 10/10/2016 | 21:46
Actress Shailene Woodley has been arrested during a pipeline protest in North Dakota.
Morton County Sheriff's Department spokesman Rob Keller says the Divergent star was arrested on Monday for criminal trespass and engaging in a riot during a protest at a construction site that involved about 300 people.
Both charges are misdemeanours that carry a maximum punishment of 30 days in jail and a 1,500 dollar fine (£1200).
Woodley's publicist did not immediately comment.
Mr Keller says 27 people were arrested during protests at two construction sites that prompted the shutdown of a road for several hours. No injuries were reported.
The pipeline is being built by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners and will cross through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.