Shia LaBeouf was arrested after allegedly getting into an altercation at his Anti-Trump rally that he has set up in New York. The Disney Channel actor and now performance artist was handcuffed and taken in by the New York Police Department for a scuffle he had with someone disrupting the star's protest.
While Shia was live-streaming his protest in which they repeatedly say the mantra "He Will Not Divide Us," he was handcuffed by police who said he had pulled a man's scarf and scratched him in the face and according to CNN has been charged with misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation.
TMZ got a video in which a guy says "He hit me!" at the :13 mark, and another protestor looks at the camera and says to the guy then to the camera, "He didn't hit you, he just moved your hand. Shia didn't hit anybody, alright?"
Here's another video of Shia slapping a guy on the chest:
In video that is supposed to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week the artist plans to protest to run the installation for the four years that President Trump is set to be in office. On the installation's website, he wrote:
"Commencing at 9am on January 20, 2017, the day of the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, the public is invited to deliver the words "HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US" into a camera mounted on a wall outside the Museum of the Moving Image, New York, repeating the phrase as many times, and for as long as they wish."
Museum of the Moving Image, New York pic.twitter.com/uhaqLufjo2
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 20, 2017
"Open to all, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the participatory performance will be live-streamed continuously for four years, or the duration of the presidency. In this way, the mantra "HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US" acts as a show of resistance or insistence, opposition or optimism, guided by the spirit of each individual participant and the community."
After the early Thursday morning arrest, Shia was already released and the live stream is still running.
You can watch a live stream at hewillnotdivide.us and tell us what you think of the incident in the comments.
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