Shia LaBeouf's Trump protest stream gets social media shout-out

Shia LaBeouf yelling has pretty much become an internet staple.

Now you can watch him do it for the next four years, with his "He Will Not Divide Us" live stream. The art project started Friday and is still trending on social media Monday morning.

Social Cues is our look at what people are talking about on Facebook and Twitter. Here's what is trending on Monday:

#HeWillNotDivideUs: LaBeouf kicked off a four-year stream on Inauguration Day to protest Donald Trump's entire term as president. The heart of it is a webcam mounted outside the Museum of Moving Images in New York, where anyone can walk by and yell "He will not divide us" on the stream. So far, LaBeouf, a bunch of teens and actor Jaden Smith have shown up to do just that. The stream is trending on Twitter with some interesting moments, like LaBeouf shouting over an apparent white supremacist live on-air. The "Even Stevens" actor is no stranger to stream stunts, such as the time he streamed himself watching all his own movies.

Shia LaBeouf yelling has pretty much become an internet staple.

Now you can watch him do it for the next four years, with his "He Will Not Divide Us" live stream. The art project started Friday and is still trending on social media Monday morning.

Social Cues is our look at what people are talking about on Facebook and Twitter. Here's what is trending on Monday:

#HeWillNotDivideUs: LaBeouf kicked off a four-year stream on Inauguration Day to protest Donald Trump's entire term as president. The heart of it is a webcam mounted outside the Museum of Moving Images in New York, where anyone can walk by and yell "He will not divide us" on the stream. So far, LaBeouf, a bunch of teens and actor Jaden Smith have shown up to do just that. The stream is trending on Twitter with some interesting moments, like LaBeouf shouting over an apparent white supremacist live on-air. The "Even Stevens" actor is no stranger to stream stunts, such as the time he streamed himself watching all his own movies.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: President Trump's first executive action on Monday could be to drop the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, according to CNN. The deal, often referred to as TPP, faced backlash during the campaign season, with Trump vowing to back out of the partnership. TPP was intended to boost deals between the US and 11 Pacific Rim countries, expanding trade. Its critics argued that the arrangement would drive more jobs out of the US and lead to more outsourcing. TPP is trending on Twitter as a death watch.

Sierra Nevada: The California-based brewery issued a 36-state recall on Sunday because of a flaw that could let shards of glass to fall into bottles of eight types of beers. The error has a 0.01 percent chance of happening and there have been no reports of customer injuries, Sierra Nevada said in a statement. Still, the brewery is trending on Twitter as people warn their beer-loving buddies to watch out.

Samurai Jack: The Cartoon Network series has a return date. After more than a decade since its last episode, Samurai Jack is slated for a comeback on March 11. The cartoon about a mystical swordsman on a quest back in time to defeat Aku, the shape-shifting demon, earned a cult following before it abruptly ended in 2004. Samurai Jack is trending on Facebook as more than 20,000 fans talk about its return.



SHIA LABEOUF TRUMP PROTEST

Shia LaBeouf's round-the-clock webcam protest of President Trump has a new viewer ... the NYPD.

Shia's group chants of "He will not divide us" have been drawing crowds outside NYC's Museum of the Moving Image since Friday afternoon -- at times there are several dozen people there joining in the action.

We noticed an NYPD van was also on the scene Monday, and cops tell us it's gonna be that way for a while. We're told at least one unit will be stationed at the protest, mostly for crowd control.

There's another potential issue -- haters looking to start trouble with Shia. On Sunday, he came dangerously close to getting physical with one such person.

Police tell us they were unaware of the near fight, but they'll be Johnny-on-the-spot at the protest for as long as necessary -- which Shia says will be at least the next 4 years.


Shia LaBeouf’s four-year Donald Trump protest is off to a rocky start

The core idea behind Shia LaBeouf’s “He Will Not Divide Us” protest is sweet if not idealist: bringing people together to stand against the divisive policies of President Donald Trump. A camera will stream from outside New York’s Museum of the Moving Image for the entirety of Trump’s first term, welcoming people to chant, “He will not divide us” across the Internet. Of course, this being the Internet, it was only a matter of time before trolls started coming out from under their bridges.

Reddit users and followers of the 4Chan /pol/ thread have rallied together to counter-protest LaBeouf’s message. Some are placing “Make America Great Again” signs in front of the camera or yelling their support of Trump. Others are chanting about Pepe the Frog, a meme that, in ways I still don’t quite understand, took on an association with white nationalists and the alt-right movement over the last year.

Most frustratingly to LaBeouf himself, some people have intentionally tried to light the actor’s notoriously short fuse, such as the man in the clip above. As the video shows, the man worked his way directly in front of the camera and began saying things that fell under the white nationalist banner, such as, “We must secure the existence of the white people…” LaBeouf confronted him, yelling the “he will not divide us” chant directly into his ears. Things got heated and intimidating, and — though no hands were raised — more than a little physical. Eventually, LaBeouf chased the agitator around the lot.

This wasn’t the only time LaBeouf clashed with a counter-protester. One pesky dude with a “Pepe 2020” sign kept bouncing in front of the camera, and the actor wasn’t having it.

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