Actor Shia LaBeouf’s performance-art installation — which he and his collaborators planned to operate continuously for four years — was the site of the actor’s arrest Thursday after the former Disney star reportedly got into a scuffle with another political protester.
LaBeouf was charged with misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation and released, according to CNN, following a dust-up in front of the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.
LaBeouf and fellow artists Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner created a space outside the museum with a wall emblazoned with the phrase “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US,” the “he” being President Trump. According to the project’s website, the plan is to invite the public to read those words aloud into a camera, which will live stream continuously for the next four years.
CNN said the actor got into a “verbal exchange” with another protester and “police say LaBeouf pulled on the man’s scarf, scratching his face while doing so.”
LaBeouf isn’t the only famous face attached to the project: Jaden Smith, the actor/rapper/son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, has participated in the performance for hours. And not everyone’s a fan of the project — actor and Trump supporter Jon Voight called out LaBeouf and singer Miley Cyrus in a TMZ video, calling their anti-Trump protests “treason.”