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Actress Woodley's pipeline protest trial is delayed 1 month

Associated Press Associated Press 14/11/2016
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, actress Shailene Woodley is led to a transport vehicle by a Morton County Sheriff's deputy after being arrested at a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline near St. Anthony, N.D. Woodley's trial has been delayed from Jan. 25, 2017 to Feb. 22 because her attorney had a conflict. She has pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass and engaging in a riot, both misdemeanors. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, actress Shailene Woodley is led to a transport vehicle by a Morton County Sheriff's deputy after being arrested at a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline near St. Anthony, N.D. Woodley's trial has been delayed from Jan. 25, 2017 to Feb. 22 because her attorney had a conflict. She has pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass and engaging in a riot, both misdemeanors. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

MANDAN, N.D. — 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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