Actress Shailene Woodley pleads not guilty in North Dakota pipeline protest case

Actress Shailene Woodley has 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 on October 10. She livestreamed her protest on Facebook.

The Standing Rock Sioux wants construction of the 3.8 billion US dollar 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 US dollars in fines if she is convicted of criminal trespass and engaging in a riot.

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