Shia LaBeouf ‘Forced’ To Take His Anti-Trump Protest To Europe For Safety Reasons
After relocating his anti-Trump protest several times in the United States, Shia LaBeouf and his protest group are now relocating their demonstration to Europe for safety purposes.
LaBeouf launched his “He Will Not Divide Us” webcam exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration. The protesters plan to live-stream a video of their flag with the words “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” for the entirety of Trump’s presidency.
After running into trouble with violence and vandalism at several locations in the U.S., the group is now taking their protest to Liverpool, United Kingdom.
“Events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist,” LaBeouf and the other protesters wrote in a statement released Tuesday.
The Museum of the Moving Image shut the demonstration down in February, saying the site had become a “flashpoint of violence,” Page Six reports.
The protest was relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico where violence followed causing the group to move to a third “unknown location.” After receiving threats via online message boards, LaBeouf and the other artists “have now been forced to site the project outside of the United States,” according to their website.
The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool has now adopted the demonstration so that LeBeouf and other the other anti-Trump participants can continue their “resistance to division.”
The live-stream began in Liverpool on Wednesday and will run “for four years, or the duration of the 45th Presidency of the United States.”