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Shia LaBeouf's "He Will Not Divide Us" Protest Shut Down Due To Threats Of Violence

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Shia LaBeouf's arrest compelled the Museum of the Moving Image to close the live-streamed "He Will Not Divide Us" anti-Trump protest.

"THE MUSEUM HAS ABANDONED US," says Shia LaBeouf.

Despite a goal of four years, Shia LaBeouf's live-streamed protest has been cut off after three weeks. 

The ongoing "He Will Not Divide Us" live stream, which began on Trump's inauguration day, has been shut down by the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY, the venue that had hosted the protest, which also functioned as an art installation. 

"The installation created a serious and ongoing public safety hazard for the Museum, its visitors, staff, local residents, and businesses," reads a statement that was shared on the museum's website. 

"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. 

After midnight on Jan. 26, LaBeouf was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault shortly after an altercation with another attendee, whom LaBeouf's supporters said had been uttering Neo-Nazi sentiments. He was freed later that morning, whereupon he went back to the protest. 

The museum's statement suggests that LaBeouf's arrest "ultimately necessitated" the decision to end the installation. 

LaBeouf was a near-constant fixture at the protest, and Jaden Smith also spent continuous hours on the live stream, repeating "he will not divide us" over and over. 

There is currently no live stream on HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US. "On February 10, 2017, the Museum of the Moving Image abandoned the project," reads a statement on the website. "The artists, however, have not."

Stay tuned for Shia's next move. 

Shia LaBeouf's "He Will Not Divide Us" Protest Shut Down Due To Threats Of Violence

Angus Walker
Feb 10, 2017 at 12:09pm
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Shia LaBeouf's arrest compelled the Museum of the Moving Image to close the live-streamed "He Will Not Divide Us" anti-Trump protest.

"THE MUSEUM HAS ABANDONED US," says Shia LaBeouf.

Despite a goal of four years, Shia LaBeouf's live-streamed protest has been cut off after three weeks. 

The ongoing "He Will Not Divide Us" live stream, which began on Trump's inauguration day, has been shut down by the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY, the venue that had hosted the protest, which also functioned as an art installation. 

"The installation created a serious and ongoing public safety hazard for the Museum, its visitors, staff, local residents, and businesses," reads a statement that was shared on the museum's website. 

"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. 

After midnight on Jan. 26, LaBeouf was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault shortly after an altercation with another attendee, whom LaBeouf's supporters said had been uttering Neo-Nazi sentiments. He was freed later that morning, whereupon he went back to the protest. 

The museum's statement suggests that LaBeouf's arrest "ultimately necessitated" the decision to end the installation. 

LaBeouf was a near-constant fixture at the protest, and Jaden Smith also spent continuous hours on the live stream, repeating "he will not divide us" over and over. 

There is currently no live stream on HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US. "On February 10, 2017, the Museum of the Moving Image abandoned the project," reads a statement on the website. "The artists, however, have not."

Stay tuned for Shia's next move. 

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