New York City cops dragged him off the livestream for He Will Not Divide Us, his four year long anti-Trump protest piece.
Launched last Thursday to coincide with Trump's Presidential inauguration, He Will Not Divide Us is a live-streamed, open-call to any and everyone to repeat the phrase "he will not divide us" as often, and for as long, as they like. Created by Shia and his artistic collaborators Luke Turner and Nastja Rönkkö, it's described as "a show of resistance or insistence, opposition or optimism", and has drawn crowds of spectators and celebrities alike.
Shia himself has been regularly appearing in the live-feed, but not without controversy. Three days ago he got into a confrontation with a man wearing a Nazi hat. In response, Shia shouted "he will not divide us" at him, as the neo-Nazi tried to hijack the camera, whilst chanting white supremacist slogans. Following a second altercation with a man who shouted "Hitler did nothing wrong", Shia has now been arrested and charged with assault and harassment. The live-stream showed Shia pushing the man away, before grabbing him by the scarf. Later Shia was shown being handcuffed and led away by New York City cops.
— #HeWillNotDivideUs (@HWNDUS) January 26, 2017
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Text Felix Petty
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