Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested early Thursday after getting into a scuffle at an anti-President Trump art installation outside a Queens museum, cops said.
LaBeouf’s latest run-in with the law took place about 12:30 a.m. at the site of his interactive installation “He Will Not Divide Us” outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.
The performance art project invites people to stand before a live-streaming camera and repeat the phrase “he will not divide us.”
The overnight fracas erupted when a 25-year-old Bronx man walked in between LaBeouf, 30, and the camera, cops said.
The two men exchanged words before LaBeouf ripped off the man’s scarf and shoved him to the ground, scratching his face in the process, cops said.
The victim flagged down a passing patrol car, and two officers arrested LaBeouf without incident.
The 30-year-old actor was charged with misdemeanor assault and later released.
LaBeouf set up the camera on Inauguration Day and has vowed to keep it running for the duration of Trump’s presidency in an around-the-clock protest against the newly elected commander-in-chief.
The live stream caught the beginning of the altercation as LaBeouf, sporting a scraggly beard and maroon winter hat, is seen apparently pulling the man by the scarf.
The pair stray off camera. Minutes later, two cops stroll up as LaBeouf speaks into the camera apparently unaware of their presence.
“How are we going to make this s— okay to be a Nazi out here?” LaBeouf says.
The footage shows the officers cuffing LaBeouf as a handful of young people recite “he will not divide us.”
As LaBeouf is led away, one of the youths shouts, “Free Shia.”
The arrest did little to dampen LaBeouf’s enthusiasm for the cause.
After his release from the 114th Precinct stationhouse, LaBeouf got into a cab and yelled out the window — “he will not divide us” — while pumping his fist into the air.
The volatile actor showed up again outside the museum about 10:20 a.m., planted himself in front of the camera and resumed chanting the same line.
His eyes closed, LaBeouf methodically stomped his foot as he led a dozen people in the chant for 30 minutes straight.
But LaBeouf was in no mood to speak with reporters on his way into the museum or on his way out.
“You’re harassing me. Get away from me, dude,” he told a Daily News scribe before he launched into his protest.
After his 30-minute performance, LaBeouf left the museum trailed by a group of reporters and photographers.
He remained silent for two blocks, then broke into a sprint back to the nearby Paper Factory Hotel, where he’s been staying.
LaBeouf, who jumpstarted his career as a teenage actor on the Disney Channel series “Even Stevens,” made commercial success with big production titles like “Transformers,” “Indiana Jones” and “Wall Street.”