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Shia LaBeouf Arrested for Alleged Assault at Anti-Trump Protest in NYC

Shia LaBeouf has been arrested outside a New York City museum after he allegedly attacked a man, the NYPD confirmed to Us Weekly.

The outspoken Transformers actor was livestreaming his anti-Donald Trump “He Will Not Divide Us” protest when he got into an altercation with another man.

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Detective Pisano told Us that LaBeouf was taken into custody at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, following a scuffle outside the front of the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York.

“His victim was a 25-year-old male,” the police officer confirmed. “For whatever reason, Shia grabbed his scarf that was tied around his neck and head, and pulled him to the ground. The man was left with scratches on his face and red marks around his neck.”

Shia LaBeouf at his 'He Will Not Divide Us' protest, where he was arrested.
Shia LaBeouf at his ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ protest, where he was arrested. Getty Images

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Although the man refused medical treatment, the 30-year-old actor was arrested.

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“He was charged with misdemeanor assault,” Pisano told Us. “He has been released but will have to appear in court at a later date.”

His performance protest livestream was set up on Monday, January 23, and invites people to stand in front of the camera and repeat the phrase “he will not divide us.”

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He intends to have it running 24 hours a day for the duration of Trump’s presidency.

It is not yet known what led to LaBeouf’s altercation with the unnamed man.

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