‘Divergent’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ actress Shailene Woodley has just been arrested and handcuffed by the police. The whole ordeal was caught on video by the actress’ mom and has been making the rounds on the Internet.
The arrest happened during a protest at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The protest was participated by more than a hundred people but she was the only one who got arrested. The police said she was arrested for trespassing. It has been common news that the actress is supporting the Native Americans in their fight against a planned federal pipeline that will cross the sacred burial grounds in Standing Rock.
In the video, Woodley asked why was she the only one being arrested when there were a hundred people around the area as well. She also reasoned that she immediately left the place when the police asked her. The answer one police officer gave was quite troubling. He said, “Because you were identified.”
When the actress pressed whether she’s being arrested because she was a well-known figure, the police did not answer but handcuffed her and asked her to come with them. The actress then told her mom to come with them but the police refused. The video ended with the actress shouting, “She’s my mom.”
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The ordeal looked quite scary because the police seemed to be overdoing it. A group of big, burly police and military officers in full combat gear arresting a young woman, putting her in handcuffs, and refusing anyone to come with her. So far, there was no news yet what will happen to Woodley, whether they will press charges against her or not.
Before the incident, Woodley had been very vocal about the situation in South Dakota and mentioned about in some of her interviews. She also accused the South Dakota governor of physical abuse against protesters.
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