Actor Shia LaBeouf’s livestream protest draws crowds

Hours after being arrested on-camera throughout his livestream protest challenge, HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US, actor Shia LaBeouf was again in Astoria, Queens, to ship his message to President Donald Trump.

Standing in entrance of a wall with the challenge’s title printed in daring, black letters, LaBeouf repeated, “He is not going to divide us” for minutes on finish earlier than abruptly leaving.

His absence, nonetheless, didn’t cease others from gathering.

Matias Rodriguez of Queens arrived to the Museum of the Shifting Picture at 5 a.m. on Thursday, and remained by way of a lot of the day.

“The message for me is simply spreading love, simply amid all of the hatred on the earth,” Rodriguez stated. “Simply eliminating it. That is extra about love than something.”

He provides, “For some folks, it may be political however for some folks it would simply be about spreading love and unity.”

Launched on the day of Trump’s inauguration, Jan. 20, the performance-art challenge encourages folks to repeat the “He is not going to divide us” phrase right into a digicam mounted on the wall outdoors the museum. Individuals are inspired to repeat the phrase as many instances and for so long as they need. The challenge will proceed streaming for the subsequent 4 years.

LaBeouf, 30, was taken into custody round 12:30 a.m. by the New York Police Division after he allegedly attacked a 25-year-old man – and video of all the incident was captured by the livestream digicam. LaBeouf is charged with misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation, police confirmed. He was launched from custody a short while later and is anticipated to seem in court docket on April 7.