Following Shia LaBeouf’s arrest at the ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ anti-Trump protest (see video below), the Museum of the Moving Image in New York announced it is removing an auxiliary exhibit to the protest from its premises.
The museum provided a statement to ITK that read, “The installation created a serious and ongoing public safety hazard for the museum, its visitors, its staff, local residents and businesses. The installation had become a flashpoint for violence and was disrupted from its original intent.”
One of the notable violent events that took place involved LaBeouf, himself. According to the AP, the 30-year-old was arrested after scratching a man in the face during the protest.
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The museum said the protest “deteriorated markedly after one of the artists was arrested at the site of the installation and ultimately necessitated this action.” They added, “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.”
LaBeouf started the protest on Inauguration Day and had planned for it to last four years. It was, essentially, designed to allow participants to state “He will not divide us” in front of a live-stream camera.
Shia Labeouf melts down and gets physical with a counter-protester. This is now the second time he’s done this. pic.twitter.com/LJU7usDfj6
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