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Divergent star arrested after pipeline protest

Published 10/10/2016

Shailene Woodley was protesting at the construction of a pipeline
Shailene Woodley was protesting at the construction of a pipeline

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.

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