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Shailene Woodley protests pipeline, livestreams arrest

​Shailene Woodley's arrest at a protest in North Dakota has been livestreamed to fans on Facebook.

Divergent actress's video of her own arrest viewed over 3 million times

A Morton County Sheriff's deputy officer arrests actress Shailene Woodley at a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Monday. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

​Shailene Woodley's arrest at a protest in North Dakota has been livestreamed to fans on Facebook.

The Divergent actress was livestreaming her protest Monday of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline for a total of more than two-and-a-half hours Monday before her arrest by local authorities.

Toward the end of a two hour video, Woodley is told by a law enforcement officer that she is being arrested for criminal trespassing. The video showing what appeared to be a peaceful protest has been viewed more than 3 million times.

Morton County Sheriff's Department spokesman Rob Keller says Woodley was one of 27 protesters arrested Monday. She was also charged with engaging in a riot.

Woodley has been an outspoken opponent of the $3.8 billion US project.

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