Shailene recently penned a moving essay about getting arrested for misdemeanor criminal trespass and misdemeanor engaging in a riot – and then pleading not guilty – after protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline along with others earlier this month.
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The Allegiant actress, who has been protesting alongside others at the Dakota Access Pipeline, wrote about what the pipeline would do, standing by her not guilty plea, and more.
“I was in North Dakota, standing in solidarity, side-by-side with a group of over 200 water protectors, people who are fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. People who carry a rainbow of colors on their skin. People who gathered together because they realize that if we don’t begin taking genuine steps to protect our precious resources—our soil, our water, our essential elements—we will not have a healthy or thriving planet to pass on to future generations. I was in North Dakota, standing side by side with Native Americans. You know, those who were here before us. Well, guess what, America? They’re still here. And they are still fighting the good fight. A fight that serves each and every one of us,” she begun.
Shailene continued later, “The reason we were freezing our a—es off on Oct. 10 in peaceful protest was because the night before (mind you, right after the presidential debate and on the eve of Indigenous Peoples’ Day—coincidence?) the U.S. Court of Appeals denied an injunction to halt construction of the pipeline. As in: They began building once again. Whatever your cause is. Whatever your passion is. Whatever you care about most… none of your efforts or hard-earned opinions will matter when the planet and the people you’re fighting for have nothing left to show for it.”
Read the rest of Shailene‘s moving essay now on TIME.
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Shailene Woodley took to her Instagram account on Tuesday afternoon (October 11) to share her first message after being arrested during a peaceful protest the day before.
The 24-year-old actress will always be one to stick up for what she believes in and that was the case on Monday when she protested the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. She filmed the entire protest and her subsequent arrest on Facebook Live!
Shailene took to Instagram to share a photo of a lake along with an inspiring caption.
“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,” Shailene wrote.
The 24-year-old actress was booked at Morton County Jail but was released just hours later.
“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,” her publicist told E! News.
Shailenerecorded her arrest, as well the entire protest of the pipeline on Facebook Live. The new pipeline has caused controversy because it is set to be built on Standing Rock Sioux land and burial grounds.