Actress Shailene Woodley Faces Jail Time If Convicted

Holywood actress Shailene Woodley will stand trial in January over pipeline protest and faces up to two months in jail if convicted. She will be standing  trial in North Dakota early next year on charges related to her protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016. file photo, actress Shailene Woodley, left, is led to a transport vehicle by a Morton County Sheriff's deputy after being arrested at a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline near St. Anthony, N.D. Woodley is to stand trial in North Dakota in early 2017 on charges related to her protest. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Actress Shailene Woodley, left, is led to a transport vehicle by a Morton County Sheriff’s deputy after being arrested at a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline near St. Anthony, N.D. Woodley is to stand trial in North Dakota in early 2017 on charges related to her protest. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Woodley was among 27 activists arrested Oct. 10. The #Divergent star, who livestreamed her arrest on Facebook, pleaded not guilty last week to criminal trespass and engaging in a riot. Court documents show Woodley’s trial is scheduled Jan. 25 in state court in Mandan.  She could face two months in jail and $3,000 in fines if convicted of the two misdemeanors.

The Standing Rock community want construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline halted, saying it could taint water supplies and encroach on tribal burial sites.

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