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Shailene Woodley Pleads Not Guilty in North Dakota Pipeline Protest

The actress was charged with trespassing and rioting in a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline

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    Actress Shailene Woodley speaks during a rally on Dakota Access Pipeline August 24, 2016 outside U.S. District Court in Washington, DC. Woodley recently pleaded not guilty on charges of trespassing and rioting during a protest in North Dakota.

    Actress Shailene Woodley pleaded not guilty in a North Dakota court to criminal trespass and riot charges after her arrest in a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.

    Court records show the "Divergent" star entered her pleas on Tuesday through her attorney Alexander Reichert.

    Woodley and 26 other activists were arrested Oct. 10. She live-streamed her protest on Facebook.

    The Standing Rock Sioux want construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline halted, saying it could taint the water supply and encroach on tribal burial sites. Protests supporting the tribe have been going on for months.

    Woodley could face 60 days in jail and $3,000 in fines if she is convicted of criminal trespass and engaging in a riot.