Shia LaBeouf’s Anti-Trump Livestream Shut Down for ‘Violence’

“THE MUSEUM HAS ABANDONED US,” the actor tweets after Museum of the Moving Image cuts project short

Last Updated: February 10, 2017 @ 4:47 PM

Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Donald Trump live stream, which was to run for Trump’s entire four year term as President, was shut down Friday morning after less than a month.

LaBeouf launched his livestream, which he called “He Will Not Divide Us,” on Jan. 20, the day of Trump’s inauguration. The project involved a camera mounted on a wall outside New York’s Museum of the Moving Image.

In a statement, the museum said, “The installation created a serious and ongoing public safety hazard for the Museum, its visitors, staff, local residents, and businesses. The installation had become a flashpoint for violence and was disrupted from its original intent.”

Specifically, the museum cited an incident in the early morning hours of Jan. 26 in which LaBeouf was arrested for allegedly assaulting a man who approached him and said, “Hitler did nothing wrong.” The man refused medical attention and LaBeouf was arrested without incident and charged with misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation.

“Over the course of the installation, there have been dozens of threats of violence and numerous arrests, such that police felt compelled to be stationed outside the installation 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” the statement continued.

LaBeouf reacted to the project being shut down on Twitter, tweeting out a picture that reads “THE MUSEUM HAS ABANDONED US.”

This was the latest in a string of performance art projects LaBeouf has engaged in over the years. Previous installations include staying in an elevator for 24 hours, taking phone calls from the pubic for four days, and sitting silently at a table while wearing a bag reading “I am not famous anymore” over his head as visitors filed in and out.

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