Actress Shailene Woodley Joins Pipeline Protest

Actress Shailene Woodley

Actress Shailene Woodley

MORTON COUNTY — A movie star on Thursday joined the largest protest yet to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Actress Shailene Woodley, a heroine of the Divergent movie series, was among a knot of sweaty runners who returned to the reservation after delivering a petition opposing the pipeline to Washington D.C.

Woodley and the runners ended with a symbolic lap from the Cannonball River to a site on Highway 1806, where about 225 tribal members and supporters prayed and sang to try to stop the pipeline from entering land bordering the reservation, heading toward the river.