Protesters were dealt a blow Monday morning when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction to halt construction.
Woodley, who was in the midst of a two-hour Facebook livestream (some language used in the video may be deemed NSFW), was leaving the protest site (1:55:00 on video) after an order to disperse from law enforcement. As she neared her RV she was approached by Morton County Sheriff’s officers and informed that she was being arrested for criminal trespass. The actress then handed her phone to her mother to continue streaming.
“I was just told that the cops are following me,” Woodley told her livestream, as a helicopter circles above. “Send some prayers.” (1:56:46)
“I was just walking back to my RV, which is right there, so we can go back to camp peacefully and they grabbed me by my jacket and told me I wasn’t allowed to continue and they had giant guns and batons and zip ties and they’re not letting me go,” Woodley said, looking into the camera, the wind whipping her scarf across her face. (1:59:56)
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