Shia LaBeouf was seen being hauled away in handcuffs by NYPD officers from his marathon protest site in New York on Wednesday.
The actor had set up a performance art piece there called #HeWillNotDivideUs, a livestreamed protest against Trump which LaBeouf began on the day of the President’s inauguration and intended to make last for four years. NYPD has been on the site of LaBeouf's protest since it began.
The arrest occurred during the livestream, and follows an incident where Shia LaBeouf allegedly assaulted someone. The incident in question occurred last weekend when someone walked in front of the mounted camera and said something (according to some reports, he said "Hitler did nothing wrong") that provoked Shia to grab for the young man’s scarf, allegedly scratching him in the process.
However, according to Mashable, LaBeouf may be being arrested for whacking a different man at what appears to be a time closer to the arrest.
Some of LaBeouf’s fellow protesters/followers said, "Shia took a hit for us. There were all these Nazis here, he came out and tried to protect us." They are carrying on the protest without him, and a campaign to #FreeShia has already begun.
According to TMZ, LaBeouf has not been booked yet, but he's likely looking at a misdemeanour assault charge.