Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested early on Thursday after a scuffle outside a New York museum where he was chanting “He will not divide us” during a live-streamed protest against President Donald Trump, police said.
The “Transformers” and “American Honey” star allegedly pulled a 25-year-old man’s scarf, scratched his face and shoved him at about 12:30 a.m. EST outside the Museum of the Moving Image in the borough of Queens, a police spokesman said.
The 30-year-old actor was chanting “He will not divide us” into a live-stream camera mounted on a wall when the incident took place.
LaBeouf and two other artists began the protest on Jan. 20, the day that Trump, a Republican, was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. They have invited the public to repeat the words into the camera nonstop for the next four years in a “participatory performance,” according to their website.
LaBeouf was released after being charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment, the police spokesman said.