Shailene Woodley Arrest Update: 'Divergent' actress breaks silence following release from jail [See Video]

By Menahem Zen Oct 19, 2016 08:25 AM EDT
Actress Shailene Woodley attends the 'Snowden' Press Conference during the 12th Zurich Film Festival on September 24, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Actress Shailene Woodley attends the 'Snowden' Press Conference during the 12th Zurich Film Festival on September 24, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. The Zurich Film Festival 2016 will take place from September 22 until October 2.

Shailene Woodley made a headline after protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline and was arrested. She broke silence and took to social media her first statement following release from jail. 

In her post on Tuesday, the "Divergent" actress said that she would continue to fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline construction, as reported by E Online.

"One day, baby, we'll sing our poetry. The words dripping from our tongues wet with ripened patience," she wrote on her Instagram. "And the lyrics, the sweet fruits born from the seeds our aging hands are now sowing. #alwaysinallways #heartforward #uptous #NoDAPL #protectcleanwater #iamonyourside."

Woodley was arrested and headlined last week's news after her silent protest to oppose the development of Dakota Access Pipeline. It landed her in jail, noted CNN. She was arrested for trespassing as she walked into her RV parked nearby on Tuesday last week.

Woodley alos recorded her arrest in her social media via Facebook Live. Her video has received almost 5 million views as of Wednesday, Oct. 19. Here is the video depicting her arrest:

She was taken into custody at the Morton County Jail in North Dakota. She was charged with a criminal trespass and engaging in a riot during a protest which could give her a maximum punishment of 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine. After posting a $500 bond, Woodley was released from jail.

Dakota Access Pipeline is a 1,172 miles oil pipeline that will connect the oil-rich Bakken Formation to Canada. The pipeline will stretch through Montana, North Dakota and southeast to South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.

Protesters insisted the pipeline will damage the environment and tribal lands of Native Americans since it will pass the reservation of Standing Rock Sioux tribe. But the advocacy group denies the protesters claim and calling it misleading. They said the pipeline does not cross into the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's reservation.

Shailene Woodley was among the 300 people that came to the construction site to protest the pipeline. Some of the protesters even chained themselves to the contruction equipment.

According to Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney, there are some people with specific agenda and ideology came to the site and intentionally violating the law. He said that what was said to be a peaceful protest was not peaceful at all but a very tense and dangerous situation.

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