New York: A New York City museum on Friday shut down Actor Shia LaBeouf’s four-year, anti-President Trump art exhibit, saying the installation titled “HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US” had triggered threats of violence and endangered public safety.
The exhibit featured a webcam mounted outside the Queens museum and was supposed to livestream community members chanting, “He will not divide us,” around-the-clock for the duration of Mr. Trump’s term.
Mr. LaBeouf kicked off the project on Inauguration Day but was arrested on the live feed just days later after he got into an altercation with another man who opposed the project.
The museum said “numerous arrests” have been made since its launch, requiring a 24-hour police patrol of the exhibit, the New York Post first reported.
“The installation created a serious and ongoing public safety hazard for the museum, its visitors, its staff, local residents and businesses,” the museum said in a statement. “The installation had become a flashpoint for violence and was disrupted from its original intent.