CANNON BALL, N.D. - "This is an issue that all of us must face," actress Shailene Woodley declared while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. "And that all of us must become aware of, awakened to, and activated by to do something."
The 'Divergent' star made those remarks in a Facebook video post, right before she and 26 other protesters were arrested on Monday for criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot near the pipeline construction site.
"How can you deny clean water to this many people who are standing up and saying that this is what they want?" Woodley questioned in her video. "It's just mind-blowing, you know? And this is the state of the world we live in, you guys."
The protest gathered over 100 demonstrators at the site.
"As I was driving through the area I was flipped off by a protester just simply driving through, so it's obviously not a peaceful demonstration," North Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Tom Iverson suggested.
Woodley's friends filmed the actress as she was handcuffed with zip ties and led away by police.
Authorities say Woodley is now free after paying a $500 fine, though she has been ordered to appear back in court on October 24th.
"People are going to be escalating their actions to stop this pipeline in its tracks," protester Kanahus Manuel Freedom vowed.
"If they're trespassing on private land in areas that they shouldn't be, they need to be held accountable," Iverson insisted.
Perhaps a peaceful outcome will come down the pipeline soon!