Shailene Woodley Attends Climate Change Rally as Actress Faces Trial in January for Pipeline Protest Arrest
Shailene Woodley isn’t letting her arrest stop her from standing up for what she believes in.
Nearly two weeks after being arrested while participating in a protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Woodley stood front and center at yet another environmental rally.
The actress, 24, attended the Climate Revolution demonstration at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles on Sunday aimed at eradicating the ongoing use of fossil fuels and other harmful elements that contribute to climate change.
The appearance comes amid news that the actress is now set to stand trial in January over charges stemming from her protest arrest. The Associated Press reports that a trial date has been scheduled for Jan. 25 in Mandan, North Dakota. If convicted, the actress could be sentenced to up to two months in prison and hit with a $3,000 fine. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
At Sunday’s rally, Woodley donned red face paint and a T-shirt promoting her opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline as she stood among fellow demonstrators.
The event, which kicked off with the rally, also included a concert featuring performances by Ozomatli, Gabriel Mayers and the L.A. River Choir.
She uploaded a clip of the rally to her Instagram account, showing demonstrators as they marched down the street chanting and carrying signs objecting to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
“#NoDAPL March right now in LA. we stand with you standing rock,” she wrote.
Woodley was charged with criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot on Oct. 10 while protesting the construction of the pipeline in Bismarck, North Dakota.
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Following her release from jail, she penned a revealing essay in which she described the importance of protesting peacefully and raising awareness for environmental and social causes.
“The reason we were freezing our a—es off on Oct. 10 in peaceful protest was because the night before (mind you, right after the presidential debate and on the eve of Indigenous Peoples’ Day—coincidence?) the U.S. Court of Appeals denied an injunction to halt construction of the pipeline,” she wrote. “As in: They began building once again.”
“The Dakota Access Pipeline, my friends, is not another time to ignore, mistreat and turn a blind eye to Native Americans,” she continues, adding “What if we took the hashtag #FreeShailene and made it #ProtectCleanWater, or #HonorNativeTreaties, or #IStandWithStandingRock?”