Less than a month after launching what was to be a four-year long protest, Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump live stream has ended.
On Inauguration Day, the actor launched a special exhibit/anti-Trump protest that streamed live from in front of New York’s Museum of the Moving Image. It began with Jaden Smith appearing in front of the camera repeating the phrase, “He will not divide us”. Before long, a number of supporters joined in, including LaBeouf, in an effort to protest Trump’s presidency.
Now, it appears the stream has been shut down.
“While the installation began constructively, it deteriorated markedly after one of the artists was arrested on the site of the installation and ultimately necessitated this action,” the Museum of the Moving Image said in a statement.
“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.”
Since its launch, there’s been countless examples of neo-Nazis trolling and terrorizing the people and space. LaBeouf, himself, was involved in an altercation with someone during the livestream and ended up being arrested.
LaBeouf responded with an image that says “The museum has abandoned us”, while adding the hashtag, “#HEWILLNOTDIVIDEUS”.
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 10, 2017