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Actress’s pipeline protest trial delayed a month

Nov 14, 2016

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Trial has been delayed by a month for actress Shailene Woodley, who faces charges in North Dakota related to her protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.

The “Divergent” star was among 27 activists arrested Oct. 10. She livestreamed her arrest on Facebook. She’s pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass and engaging in a riot, both misdemeanors that carry a maximum punishment of a month in jail and a $1,500 fine.

Woodley was to stand trial on Jan. 25. Court documents show trial has been rescheduled for Feb. 22 because her attorney had a conflict.

The Standing Rock Sioux want construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline halted, saying it threatens drinking water and cultural sites. Nearly 470 people have been arrested in months of protests supporting the tribe.

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