On Inauguration Day, Shia LaBeouf launched an anti-Trump livestream event outside the Museum of the Moving Image. The project, dubbed "HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US," will be up for the next four years (in theory), but it's already attracted plenty of attention from those on both sides of the political aisle. LaBeouf, who has been out there for parts of the weekend, has had a few run-ins with real life trolls as a result, including one intense shouting match with a white supremacist.
As Raw Story points out, the man appears at the beginning of the video where he says “14,” a rallying call to white supremacists. As he started to say slogans like "We must secure the existence of the white people...," LaBeouf steps in and begins shouting in the man's face (without ever laying a hand on him). Eventually, he's able to scare him away with the power of his chanting.
This wasn't the only such incident: Consequence Of Sound writes that Reddit users and followers of the 4Chan /pol/ thread have started organizing counter protests, by bringing pro-Trump signs or pictures of Pepe the Frog, which has become an Alt-Right meme. You can see a few examples of that below.
— Just Call Me Mister (@MisterMetokur) January 23, 2017
Status: Divided pic.twitter.com/MrYd62pe70
— Just Call Me Mister (@MisterMetokur) January 21, 2017
Visitors are invited to stand in front of a camera mounted on a wall outside the Astoria museum and say the phrase, "He Will Not Divide Us" as many times as they want. LaBeouf is working with Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner on this project, with whom he also collaborated on #ALLMYMOVIES and that thing where he hitchhiked for art. If you're lucky, LaBeouf may even bring you some food.
— #HeWillNotDivideUs (@HWNDUS) January 22, 2017