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Actress Woodley faces January trial in pipeline protest

FILE - This October 2016 file photo provided by the Morton County Sheriff's Department in Mandan, N.D., shows actress Shailene Woodley who was arrested Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. Woodley is to stand trial in North Dakota in early 2017 on charges related to her protest. (Morton County Sheriff's Department via AP)

FILE – This October 2016 file photo provided by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department in Mandan, N.D., shows actress Shailene Woodley who was arrested Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. Woodley is to stand trial in North Dakota in early 2017 on charges related to her protest. (Morton County Sheriff’s Department via AP)

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Actress Shailene Woodley is to stand trial in North Dakota early next year on charges related to her protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Woodley was among 27 activists arrested Oct. 10. The “Divergent” star, who live-streamed her arrest on Facebook, pleaded not guilty last week to criminal trespass and engaging in a riot.

Court documents show Woodley’s trial is scheduled Jan. 25 in state court in Mandan. She could face two months in jail and $3,000 in fines if convicted of the two misdemeanors.

The Standing Rock Sioux want construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline halted, saying it could taint water supplies and encroach on tribal burial sites. Protests supporting the tribe have been going on for months, with 269 people arrested as of Sunday.

 

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