Shailene Woodley celebrate Thanksgiving while protesting
While some of the celebs are having thanksgiving in their respective home together with the family, Shailene Woodley celebrate differently to others. She spent thanksgiving jointly to the protesters opposing the Dakota Access pipeline that will be built in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
During the interview of Shailene with TYT Politics on Thursday, the 25-year-old actress was fighting back tears as she criticized the Thanksgiving Day. In her video posted on Facebook, she explained the imprecise education of children in elementary school of America about the unfortunate life of natives in their country. She added that little kids were grown up with the untold history of native Americans and only appreciated the "paper pictures of pilgrims and feasts and turkey"in the holiday.
According to People, Woodley elucidates that the pipeline was planned to built in Bismarck, North Dakota (founded by European Americans, mainly white American area) and will be moved to the reservation when they have comprehended that a break in the pipeline may damage their water supply. She said that the holiday was established on a "massacre" because there are cops, with snipers in rubber bullets who made her unwell and asking "Why isn't everyone standing up and saying something".
In October, Woodley reported that she has been arrested while protesting against the built up of the DAPL. Some say that Woodley wasn't alone in protesting, she was accompanied by other celebrities including Mark Ruffalo and Rev Jesse Jackson, who intentionally traveled to North Dakota just to participate the supporters agenda.
Shailene shares a few additional videos in her own facebook page who was joined by actresses Jane Fonda and Nikki Reed. She also invited her followers to do some research and investigate the untold happenings of native American who suffered badly in the said event.
There are photos of her and Nikki Reed just arrived on what she said "standing rock" when protectors sprayed in subzero temperatures with water,mace, tear gas, bean bag bullets, rubber bullets and percussion grenades, according to ET Online.
In NYT reports, officials are planning to close access to the protest campsite for some safety concerns. The area that they target to close is north of the Cannonball River including the Oceti Sakowin camp which is 40 miles south of Bismarck.