Shia LaBeouf arrested at anti-Trump art installation

The actor has been heavily involved in the protest, which is intended to last for the duration of the Trump presidency

Shia LaBeouf arrested at anti-Trump art installation

Actor Shia LeBeouf, left, stands in front of a live-steam camera with the words "HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US" posted on a wall. Picture by Deepti Hajela AP/Press Association Images

The actor Shia LaBeouf has been arrested at his anti-Trump art installation in New York.

Last week, LaBeouf launched the 'He Will Not Divide Us' project - an installation outside the Museum of the Moving Image.

It is intended to run for the duration of Donald Trump's presidency.

"The public is invited to deliver the words 'HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US' into a camera mounted on a wall outside the Museum [...] repeating the phrase as many times, and for as long as they wish," the project's website explains.

In recent days, the project has made headlines amid disruption by Trump supporters, as well as some individuals delivering white supremacist slogans to camera. 

Viewers watching the livestream of the event overnight saw LaBeouf being led away by police officers.

NBC New York reports that police said LeBeouf was involved an argument with a man (25) when the actor is alleged to have pulled the other man by his scarf and caused him to fall to the ground.

The man is said to have received scratches to the face, but refused any medical attention.

According to the Associated Press, the actor faces a misdemeanor assault charge.

Several clips captured over recent days have shown the actor involved in various arguments and altercations with protesters.

An unofficial account for 'He Will Not Divide Us' tweeted a video of an earlier incident of LaBeouf appearing to shove a demonstrator who said “Hitler did nothing wrong”. 

In the early hours of the morning the account also tweeted to note that LaBeouf had been released.