Ac­tress Wood­ley’s pipe­line protest trial is de­layed 1 month

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

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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