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Rosario Dawson praises Shailene Woodley after her arrest in North Dakota

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Actress and activist Rosario Dawson praised fellow actress Shailene Woodley after she was arrested Monday during a protest in North Dakota that was live-streamed to fans on Facebook.

“Protecting sacred land’s an honor/duty! Proud of @ShaileneWoodley for taking a stand!” the 37-year-old actress posted on Twitter.

Woodley, 24, was part of a small group of people protesting the four-state Dakota Access pipeline one mile south of St. Anthony in south-central North Dakota, where construction of the pipeline is taking place.

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She participated in the protest for more than two-and-a-half hours before being arrested by local authorities. 

Toward the end of the two-hour video, the “Divergent” actress is told by a law enforcement officer that she is being arrested for criminal trespassing.

At one point, in which the camera was posting the wrong way, she is heard clarifying what was happening.

“I don't know if you guys just heard me, but I was walking back to my RV, which is right there so that we can go back to camp peacefully and they grabbed me by my jacket and said that I was not allowed to continue,” she said. “And they had giant guns and batons and zip ties and they're not letting me go.”

When she tries to ask the officer a question, he responded: “We can't talk right here, but you're going to be placed under arrest for criminal trespassing.”

The video showing what appeared to be a peaceful protest has been viewed more than 3.5 million times.

Morton County Sheriff's Department spokesman Rob Keller said Woodley was one of 27 protesters arrested Monday. She was also charged with engaging in a riot.

She has since been released.

Dawson also shared a collage of photos showing Woodley’s arrest as well as two photos of the two actresses together.

“I #StandWithStandingRock & all #WaterProtectors this #IndigenousPeoplesDay & everyday!” she tweeted.

The “Daredevil” actress herself was arrested along with more than 400 demonstrators at a Democracy Spring protest in Washington, D.C. in April. She was also arrested at a rally protesting former President George W. Bush in 2004.

“We were putting ourselves on the line for what a lot of people across America, and I think across the planet, really want to be able to see happen in America, which is one person, one vote, and to really take the money out of politics so that we can have fair elections... and we can have true options for our leadership,” Dawson said of her arrest in April.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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