Jan. 26, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan
Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested for assaulting a Nazi apologist early this morning outside of the Museum of the Moving Image while protesting President Donald Trump.
LaBeouf was arrested around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday following an altercation with a man who stated “Hitler did nothing wrong.”
According to police, LaBeouf shoved the man and grabbed his scarf, scratching his face. He has been charged with misdemeanor assault and was issued a desk appearance before being released, said a police spokesman.
A cell phone video recorded by the man who LaBeouf assaulted shows the man approaching LaBeouf and putting his arm around him before saying “Hitler did nothing wrong.” LaBeouf then shoves the man before the video ends.
Labeouf was arrested while participating in the livestream resistance art piece he began last week outside of the Museum of the Moving Image, which encourages people to stand in front of a camera and repeat the phrase, “He will not divide us.”
The camera caught LaBeouf’s arrest on video around 12:30 a.m., showing him saying the phrase “He will not divide us” in to the camera with police approaching from behind. The video then shows him being handcuffed and led away by the cops.
As he is led away in handcuffs, other protesters in the livestream yell “Free Shia!” and “F–k you, you Nazis!”
The “He Will Not Divide Us” twitter account tweeted various messages of support for LaBeouf, writing “Shia a Jewish man got arrested because he was defending himself against a neo-nazi, who was verbally attacking him. #FreeShia”
The account later tweeted “SHIA WAS ATTACKED BY A NAZI SHIA GOT ARRESTED NAZI GOT AWAY THIS IS TRUMP’S AMERICA #FreeShia #HeWillNotDivideUs”
It continued to post updates, tweeting that LaBeouf was released around 1:30 a.m.
Shia LaBeouf has been arrested by NYPD, because of this video #HeWillNotDivideUs #FreeShia pic.twitter.com/Sj8RqP7uGm
— #HeWillNotDivideUs (@HWNDUS) January 26, 2017
It’s pretty clear the man was there to instigate an incident. Shia’s only crime is having a recognizable face.
Shia is a shit face. Where is he today when it is 15 degrees.
Actually Old Astoria, as stated on the nypd website there were 20 thwarted terror plots since 9/11 in NYC.
Yes, thwarted. . .and from Morocco, Bangladesh, US, Albania, Afghanistan. . .banning refugees from 7 random countries won’t stop bad people from all over the world from doing bad things. The whole thing was just so poorly planned and implemented. Sad!
Open your eyes Old Astorian…these are countries where radical Islamists from all over go to train for jihad. You are blinded by your rage for Trump and have been duped by the media. Suggest you start looking at the bigger picture because we are at great risk. How can you argue we are not and how can you argue that leaving our borders the way they are is the way to ensure our safety as a nation? THINK!!!!
Trump has no relation whatsoever to Nazis when the man has a grandson born into the Jewish faith. With all sides heard, I am exceedingly pleased with the early successes of the Trump administration. We New Yorkers have so much more to lose, even after 9/11, from radical Muslim extremists trying to enter our homeland. I feel embarrassed that many are misinformed and so ready to endanger the freedoms we associate with a city like NY. Please, then, if you are that stubborn, feel free to leave and have yourself subjected to the laws of sharia while the rest of us enjoy our lifestyle born out of Western civilization, or rather, take on a lower paying job and consider yourself cheap labor.
Talk about misinformed, there have been how many terrorist attacks in NY since 2001? Exactly 0. There have been how many terrorist attacks in our country from those countries listed on the ban? Exactly 0. Why did he exclude Saudi Arabia or Egypt (where the 9/11 hijackers were based?) Because he has business there.
How do you respond to trump’s glaring omission of the millions of jewish killed by the nazi’s during his holocaust remembrance day speech? Having a Jewish relative by marriage doesn’t mean shit to him.
So go fuck your white nationalist christian bullshit pride.
When I was young, most of the men were vets of World War II. This Nazi wouldn’t have made it out of Astoria alive.
Astoria is a zoo
Hes a mental case this guy shiba
a mental case? for being angry about nazis existing? are you fucking insane? lmao i hope you fucking losers all die off soon
Shia hit a kid if I remember correctly who was 13, before hitting the kid, he was slapping and pushing then dragging another guy around. He’s been banned for a whole week, that’s why you don’t see him on cam anymore.
There is something seriously wrong with shiba maaaaan. Stop takin benzos maaaaan, and no opiods maaaaaaaan
Both sides need to grow up. Behavior like this for adults is ridiculous.
That is false, any jerkoff who says, with all seriousness, “Hitler did nothing wrong”, should indeed get punched the fuck out. If not worse. . .
I didn’t say he shouldn’t get punched th efuck out. Plenty of things are said on both sides that deserve beat downs. Obviously, I did say both sides need to grow up. Did you miss that?
I digress, yes, both sides need to grow up but. . .(see my original comment starting with “any. . .”).