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Shia LaBeouf’s Anti-Trump Installation Shut Down Following Reported Gunshots

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A few days after relocating his anti-Donald Trump art installation, HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US, from New York City to Albuquerque due to the original museum bowing to “political pressure,” Shia LaBeouf has once again been forced to shut down the installation’s livestream, but this time by his own volition. “We have taken the stream down after shots were reported in the area,” LaBeouf wrote in a tweet. “The safety of everybody participating in our project is paramount.” The Albuquerque police department have yet to comment on the reported gunfire, and it’s also not clear how close to the installation site it occurred. However, this isn’t the first time LaBeouf’s four-year interactive project has faced problems in the city — on Tuesday, the site was vandalized with spray paint that read: “Reject False Idols. Do It!” And previously, while still in New York, LaBeouf was arrested for allegedly assaulting someone at the exhibition site. He’s due back in court for that in April.

LaBeouf’s Anti-Trump Project Shut Down Following Gunshots