In her Facebook live stream, sheriff's deputies arrest the young actress for participating in demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Divergent star Shailene Woodley was released from a North Dakota jail Monday, her representative confirmed to USA TODAY.

Earlier in the day, Woodley was arrested while leaving a protest at a construction site for the Dakota Access Pipeline. The arrest was filmed by her mother and livestreamed on her Facebook page.

The actress was charged with criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot. She paid a $500 fine and was ordered to appear in court on Oct. 24.

Woodley stated in her Facebook video that police told her she was arrested "because I'm well-known (and) because I have 40,000 people watching." Other protesters were allowed to leave.

"We were going to our vehicle which they had all surrounded and (were) waiting for me with giant guns and a giant truck behind them just so they could arrest me," she says, claiming she was complying with orders to leave the protest when she was greeted by police. "I hope you're watching, mainstream media."

Twenty six other people were also arrested, E! reports.

Protesters have targeted the Dakota Access Pipeline out of concern for its effects on the local ecology and climate change, as well as the use of eminent domain to hand over privately-owned agricultural land to a private corporation.

On Tuesday, Woodley posted to Instagram with a poetic caption, a canoe and the hashtag "protect clean water."

USA TODAY has contacted Woodley's representatives for comment.

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