Shia LaBeouf assault charges dropped in anti-Trump art installation incident

In a video   posted to the Twitter feed for LaBeouf’s art project, it shows the moment that a man – purportedly the alleged victim –   poses with the   Transformers star and then says   “Hitler did nothing wrong.” LaBeouf reacts by shoving him   away. “He pulled another man’s scarf, causing a scratch to that man’s face,” a   police spokesman said at the time. After the incident,   which was posted online in its entirety, the New York Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that the 30-year-old actor was taken into custody around 12:30 a.m. This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. According to   CNN,   both charges were   dismissed on Friday. “We are proud to be continuing the project at FACT, an arts centre at the heart of the community.”

Show Full Article “Events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist,” the trio said in a statement on FACT’s website. LaBeouf was charged   with misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation in late January   after   he allegedly attacked a 25-year-old man during a protest against President Donald Trump. “Hey, why did you attack me?” the man asks. There were all these Nazis here, he came out and tried to protect us.”
Following his release, LaBeouf briefly   returned to his art installation in Queens before he and his collaborators   Rönkkö & Turner   decided to relaunch the project overseas amid safety concerns. The assault charges against actor Shia LaBeouf   have been dropped. near his art installation outside the Museum of the Moving Image   in Queens, he was released from police custody a short time later. The livestream protest has been moved to the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool, U.K. In video from LaBeouf’s livestream, a supporter tells the camera, “Shia took a hit for us. “Also pushed that man … causing him to fall to the ground.”
The man refused medical attention and was   “OK,” according to the NYPD.