Divergent Star Shailene Woodley Spends Thanksgiving Day at DAPL Protest Site
There is no stopping Shailene Woodley from standing for the Native Americans whose land was part of the DAPL project. Instead of celebrating Thanksgiving Day at home, she chose to spend the day with fellow protesters.
The place is now saturated with guards who are harassing those who are silently protesting the massive pipeline project.
It can be recalled that the Divergent actress was arrested last month while in protest. She was charged with joining a riot and trespassing. Police authorities brought her to their headquarters to be properly booked for her alleged crime. She was out on bail.
The actress has been actively involving herself in the movement that rallies against the DAPL project. She also turned to social media to ask for support for the Native Americans that leave their homes to show their disapproval of the government project.
Shailene Woodley is not only after the halting of the DAPL but also shows concern for the welfare of the indigenous people, Morning News USA reports. She criticized Thanksgiving Day as a day that teaches American school children false narratives about these people.
Thanksgiving Day Has Something To Do With Native Americans
The special federal holiday originated when the Pilgrim Fathers celebrated harvest or victory in battle in October 1621. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. Shailene Woodley got emotional while she explains the origin of the federal holiday.
The Dakota Access Pipeline is a 1,172-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline that will connect the fast expanding oil production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. It will bring light sweet crude oil from North Dakota to refining markets safe and fast.
However, despite its economic benefit, people are protesting because of the danger that DAPL might become hazardous to the water supply of the natives.
Some of those famous celebrity protest supporters are Justice League actors Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, Jason Mamoa, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller as a team from Justice League. Riley Keough, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and a lot more are also actively supporting the protesters.
Will Shailene Woodley see the light at the end of the tunnel for this protest? Stay tuned for more celebrity news.
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