In video footage – captured by LaBeouf’s own livestream camera – he can be seen being led away by a police officer as his supporters continually chant, “He will not divide us!”
Another video posted to the Twitter feed for LaBeouf’s art project 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.
“Hey, why did you attack me?” the man asks.
In video from LaBeouf’s livestream, a supporter tells the camera, “Shia took a hit for us. There were all these Nazis here, he came out and tried to protect us.”
Jaden Smith, who has made an appearance at the protest, tweeted his support for LaBeouf, writing simply, “#FreeShia.”
Following his release, LaBeouf returned to his art installation in Queens, where he was welcomed by two participants in the livestream.
LaBeouf has been livestreaming from the same location outside the Museum of the Moving Image since Friday, and police have been camped nearby since Monday.