Actress Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ After Arrest During Protest of Dakota Access Pipeline

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North Dakota—where Indian activists and environments are protesting the Dakota Access Oil pipeline construction, actress Shailene Woodley has pleaded not guilty in court to criminal trespass and riot charges.

The start of “Divergent” entered her pleas this week through attorney Alexander Reichert. She was among about two dozen protesters arrested Oct. 10. Woodley could get 60 days in jail and $3,000 in fines if she is convicted.

Meanwhile farmers near the site of the protest reported finding killed and injured animals. The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association says a horse was found shot and mutilated in the same pasture where two cows were shot and wounded. It’s the same pasture where five other animals were killed and 30 others disappeared in recent weeks.

The Stockmen’s Association is offering a $14,000 reward. But Stockmen’s Chief brand Inspector Stan Misek says so far, there’s no evidence there is any connection between the kililngs and thefts and the protests.

 

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