Shia LaBeouf Jailed After Fight With Man Who Told Him "Hitler Did Nothing Wrong"

26 January 2017, 12:02 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Internet begs New York police to #freeshia

Shia LaBeouf has been arrested by NYPD following an alleged altercation at the site of his anti-Trump art installation. The 30-year-old actor turned artist launched a live streaming project that will run the length of Donald Trump's presidency. The project is called #HeWillNotDivideUs. 

Shia was taken in by police after shoving a man who claimed that "Hitler did nothing wrong". 

This follows a previous incident when Shia shouted down a white supremacist who was disrupting the peaceful protest to shout white supremacist dog whistles into the streaming camera. 

What did the man say that made Shia so angry?

The man can be heard getting up close into the camera and uttering the words "14 88". 14 88 is a dog whistle used by neo-nazis and refers to the 14-word white nationalist slogan about preserving the white race. 88 is a code for "Heil Hitler". Shia LaBeouf is Jewish. 


There has been an outpouring of support for Shia following hs arrest. 

At this time, Shia has been freed by police but is yet to issue a statement. We will update if and when Shia speaks on the events and subsequent detention by NYPD.