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Divergent actress Shailene Woodley has been arrested

The star had been attending a peaceful protest when she was grabbed by police.

By Elizabeth Best

Actress Shailene Woodley has been arrested following her attendance at a peaceful protest.

The 24-year-old had been marching against the Dakota Access Pipeline when she was allegedly grabbed by police.

The Fault In Our Stars star had been filming the protest for Facebook live and inadvertently ended up recording her own arrest for criminal trespass.

At one point in the recording her camera was facing the wrong way so she began to narrate what was happening for the viewer.

Shailene has been involved in protests for the pipeline for some time.
Shailene has been involved in protests for the pipeline for some time.

“I don’t know if you guys just heard me,” she said, “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 told her viewers, “they had giant guns and batons and zip ties and they’re not letting me go.”

Shailene then tried to ask one of the police officers a question to which he responded, “we can’t talk right here, but you’re going to be placed under arrest for criminal trespassing.”

The actress is a favourite for her roles in young adult book to movie adaptations.
The actress is a favourite for her roles in young adult book to movie adaptations.

The Divergent actress then asked why she was the only one being arrested, and the cop told her it was because she had been identified.

“All right, I’m being arrested,” she told followers. “Because I was trespassing like everyone.

“I’m being arrested,” she continued. “I was down there with everybody else. I don’t know what’s going on.

“As soon as they came I left. It’s because I’m well known. It’s because I have 40,000 people watching.”

Flashback: watch baby-faced Shailene Woodley in the trailer for her breakout hit The Fault in our Stars below.

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