Former President Barack Obama’s daughter, Malia, 18, was spotted at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Monday, according to reports.
“It was amazing to see Malia,” actress and activist Shailene Woodley, 25, told Democracy Now, confirming that Malia was at the event.
“To witness a human being and a woman coming in to her own outside of her family and outside of the attachments that this country has on her, but someone who’s willing to participate in democracy because she chooses to,” Woodley added.
“Because she recognizes, regardless of her last name, that if she doesn’t participate in democracy, there will be no world for her future children.”
Federal authorities stopped work on the pipeline in December after several protests.
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For her part, the eldest Obama daughter has yet to issue a comment on attending the pipeline.
However, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday to revive the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Malia is reportedly starting a Hollywood internship soon.
Former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are currently on vacation. They arrived in the British Virgin Islands this week.
As reported by the Virgin Islands Daily News, “Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, arrived in the British Virgin Islands at 8:47 p.m. Monday … before being whisked away to Richard Branson’s private celebrity hot spot, Necker Island, for a vacation.”