Shia LeBeouf was charged with misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation after he physically confronted another protestor at his anti-Donald Trumpart exhibit in front of the Museum of the Moving Image.
Police tell TMZ that LaBeouf and a 25-year-old anti-Trump protester got into a verbal exchange and that things escalated when LaBeouf grabbed the scarf of the other man and scratched his face in the process.
Det. Christopher Pisanotells CNN that LaBeouf has already been released.
Update — Jan. 26, 10:58 a.m. ET:
Another video from the exhibit has surfaced in which LaBeouf shoves a man after he says, “Hitler did nothing wrong.” It has not been confirmed if this was the incident that caused his arrest.
— #HeWillNotDivideUs (@HWNDUS) January 26, 2017
Below is the video that shows police arresting LaBeouf:
The NYPD has been patrolling the installation stationed in front of the Museum of the Moving Image since Monday. This exhibit is comprised of a white wall that says “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” and a live-stream video on which visitors are encouraged to repeat the headlining phrase. LaBeouf is planning to boycott Trump’s presidency through this exhibit over the next four years. Maybe white wasn’t the best paint choice for the sake of longevity.
Museum of the Moving Image, New York pic.twitter.com/uhaqLufjo2
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 20, 2017
Watch the video of the incident that sparked LaBeouf’s arrest at the top of the page.