In the days since Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and Luke Turner launched their four-year livestream HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US, the ongoing project has proven to be a cathartic gathering spot for those fearing the dangerously divisive rhetoric currently at play in the White House. Though the vast majority of participants have been peaceful, one guy showed up at the Museum of the Moving Image site Sunday with apparent designs on disrupting the harmony:
The Daily Dot reports the livestream, which kicked off the same day as Trump's ill-attended inauguration, was crashed by an alleged white supremacist before LaBeouf intervened by simply repeating the mantra, "He will not divide us." After exponentially louder repeats of the mantra, the man reportedly "fled."
Though the man's comments are difficult to decipher in rips of the livestream, some have alleged he was attempting to recite the notorious white supremacist "Fourteen Words" slogan before being promptly destroyed.
"Open to all, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the participatory performance will be live-streamed continuously for four years, or the duration of the presidency," LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner explained when launching HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US Friday. "In this way, the mantra 'HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US' acts as a show of resistance or insistence, opposition or optimism, guided by the spirit of each individual participant and the community."
Tune in here to join the catharsis. At the time of publication, LaBeouf and others at the Moving Image location were freestyling a song version of the powerful mantra.