Shia LaBeouf has just been arrested for assault

scandal 27/01/2017

Transformers actor Shia LaBeouf's 'He Will Not Divide Us' livestream will continue despite his arrest, the museum hosting it says.

A spokesperson for New York's Museum of the Moving Image told TMZ the webcam will remain active for the next four years as planned, but with the expectation that people act with "common decency and respect".

Police arrested LaBeouf outside the Astoria museum on Thursday morning (local time) after he allegedly grabbed a man's scarf and scratched his face in response to pro-Hitler comments.

The actor's arrest was captured on his protest livestream, where police were seen handcuffing him as both he and his fellow supporters chanted "he will not divide us". 

LaBeouf was charged with misdemeanour assault and harassment but was not jailed. He has been ordered to appear in court on April 4.

LaBeouf, along with collaborators Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, launched the livestream as a protest against United States President Donald Trump. It is planned to run 24 hours a day for the four years of Mr Trump's term.

On Tuesday (NZ time) LaBeouf was filmed screaming down a white supremacist during the livestream.

Fellow actor Jaden Smith was one of the first people to join in, standing in front of the camera changing "he will not divide us" for the duration of Mr Trump's inauguration proceedings.

Smith has now tweeted #FreeShia in support of LaBeouf, as has Soulja Boy.

Soulja Boy and LaBeouf have been foes since LaBeouf called out the rapper in a freestyle in December, prompting Soulja Boy to fire back with an expletive-laden video.

Source: Newshub.