Shia LaBeouf decided to turn off the camera for his live-streamed protest of President Donald Trump, “He Will Not Divide Us,” after reports of gunshots near its new location in
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The actor announced his decision to turn off the camera in the early morning on Thursday.
“We have taken the stream down after shots were reported in the area,” LaBeouf wrote on Twitter. “The safety of everybody participating in our project is paramount.”
The stream is still down as of the publishing of this article.
Local police told TMZ that they recieved a report of gunshots fired around 2:51 a.m. on Thursday in downtown Albuquerque, one block away from the Historic El Rey Theatre where LaBeouf, Finnish artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and British artist Luke Turner’s protest relocated to on Saturday.
The protest was forced to find a new location after the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City shut it down nearly two weeks ago due to concerns that the protest had become a “flashpoint for violence.”
At its New York location, the “Transformers” star was arrested in the protest’s first week for allegedly getting into a fight with a man. There were other reports of violence at the protest, as well.
Originally planned to last through Trump’s full presidential term, LaBeouf’s protest began on January 20.
We have taken the stream down after shots were reported in the area. The safety of everybody participating in our project is paramount.
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 23, 2017
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