PICTURED: Divergent star Shailene Woodley poses for her mugshot after her arrest for protesting against a pipeline on Native American land
- Actress was taken into custody after the demonstration in North Dakota
- She was booked into Morton County jail and charged with criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot
- The star, 24, livestreamed the protest before she was taken into custody
- Woodley has been an outspoken opponent of the $3.8 billion project
- She has been joined by hundreds of protesters at the construction site
Police have released the mugshot of Divergent star Shailene Woodley after she was arrested for protesting against the building of a pipeline.
The actress was livestreaming her protest Monday of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline for a total of more than two-and-a-half hours Monday before her arrest by local authorities.
The 24-year-old, who has also starred in Snowden and The Fault in Our Stars, claims the controversial project will destroy sacred Native American land.
Toward the end of a two hour video, Woodley is told by a law enforcement officer that she is being arrested for criminal trespassing.
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Divergent star Shailene Woodley poses for her mugshot after she was arrested for protesting against the building of a pipeline on sacred Native American land in North Dakota
Woodley is seen being put into handcuffs at the demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline near St. Anthony, North Dakota, on Monday
The video showing what appeared to be a peaceful protest has been viewed more than three million times.
Morton County Sheriff's Department spokesman Rob Keller says Woodley was one of 27 protesters arrested Monday. She was also charged with engaging in a riot.
Woodley has been an outspoken opponent of the $3.8 billion project.
She was one of about 100 protesters at a construction site for the controversial pipeline project which many claim will destroy sacred Native American burial grounds.
Since May thousands - including representatives of several Native American tribes - have camped near the pipeline's proposed route to oppose its construction.
Beyond the camp, many have marched and disrupted construction sites for the project.
In total, 123 people have been arrested with a further 27 apprehended on Monday.
She is led to a transport vehicle by a Morton County Sheriff's deputy after being arrested
The 24-year-old actress was livestreaming her protest Monday of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline for a total of more than two-and-a-half hours Monday before her arrest by local authorities
'When you asked us to leave we did': Shailene is seen on the live stream, that has been viewed by almost three million people, attempting to tell officers that the protest was peaceful
It is unclear what will consequences the actress faces but it is likely she was released on bail.
In the Facebook Live clip, the Fault in Our Stars actress claimed several times that she was only being arrested because she is famous, while several others who also took part in the protest were able to leave freely.
'I was walking back to my RV which is right there, so that we can go back to camp peacefully,' she told fans shortly before she was handcuffed.
'And they grabbed me by my jacket and they said that I wasn’t allowed to continue and they have giant guns and batons and zip ties. And they’re not letting me go.'
Woodley attends the premiere of 'Snowden' in New York on September 13, 2016
The police then placed her under arrest for 'criminal trespassing' and led her away.
'But why am I being arrested and no one else is who was down there?' Shailene asked. 'Is it because I’m famous? Is it because people know who I am?'
The actress was told she had been 'identified', but claimed that 'hundreds of people' were involved and added: 'When you asked us to leave we did.'
Pointing to her mother, who was filming, Shailene said: 'She was down there, everybody was down there. I’m being arrested.
In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney defended police activity on the 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.
'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.
'They were intentionally violating the law, a peaceful protest is getting word out. today was very tense - it was a tense and dangerous situation.'
Two campaigners chained themselves to construction equipment, according to the sheriff. It was this small group, who prompted the wider protest with a fleet of vehicles - including Woodley in an RV.
According to police those protesters parked their vehicles and marched on the private construction site.
ANSEL ELGORT AND MARK RUFFALO COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF SHAILENE AFTER HER ARREST
Shailene Woodley received an influx of support from her Hollywood colleagues in the wake of her arrest in Bismarck, North Dakota Monday, as she protested at the construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Among those to publicly back the arrested actress, 24, included The Fault in Our Stars author John Green; her Divergent co-star Maggie Q; and actor Ansel Elgort, who appeared alongside her in both box office hits.
Green, 39, tweeted that the young actress 'walks the walk, and I deeply admire her determined and passionate activism.'
'SHAI WAS ARRESTED TODAY for protesting the North Dakota Pipeline. Read about what she was protesting here,' Elgort, 22, tweeted, linking to a story detailing criticisms of the $3.8 billion project.
Maggie Q, 37, said of Woodley's arrest: 'You can arrest someone but you CANNOT silence them...'
Oscar-nominated actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, 48, also pledged his support toward the actress, as he said via Twitter, 'I stand with @shailenewoodley for standing with the Standing Rock Water Protectors. #NoDAPL.'
Loyal: Woodley's frequent co-star Ansel Elgort sought to draw awareness to her arrest and the cause behind it
Weighing in: Actor Charlie Carver noted the American Indian milestone Monday, amid the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's fervent opposition to the construction of the pipeline
Chiming in: No stranger to social activism, veteran actor Mark Ruffalo pledged his support
John Green, who penned The Fault in Our Stars, expressed his admiration for the actress
Social statement: Gorgeous Maggie Q hailed Woodley for her commitment to the cause
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