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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Celebrities That Have Visited Occupy Wall Street


Updated: Thursday, 20 Oct 2011, 9:45 AM CDT
Published : Thursday, 20 Oct 2011, 9:38 AM CDT
(EndPlay Staff Reports) - Count writer and activist Naomi Wolf among the thousands of protesters howling about financial reform during the ongoing Occupy Wall Street campaign in New York City.
According to reports from The New York Post , the Huffington Post contributor and social critic was arrested Tuesday evening after leaving the Huff Po's annual Game Changers Awards, which she attended as a guest. Apparently, she was arrested with about 50 protesters who were infringing on the ceremony and crowding a sidewalk which Huffington Post had a permit to occupy.
Reports suggest that protesters were contesting the fact that New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was honored at the event as the Game Changer of the Year.
Wolf wrote on her Facebook page that when she was arrested, she was "standing completely still and speaking very calmly to the officer, on a sidewalk that the permit specified protesters could march if they did not obstruct foot traffic which they were not; they were in single file and there was about twelve feet on either side of them/us."
She was charged with disorderly conduct, according to reports.
Wolf isn't the only celebrity who has made an appearance with the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Actor Alec Baldwin joined arms with the activists Wednesday night.
"One thing I would like to see is all student loans forgiven," Baldwin told The New York Daily News .
Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Michael Moore, Penn Badgley, Yoko Ono and Salmon Rushdie have also been spotted among the protesters camped out at Zuccotti Park.
Actor and comedian Mike Meyers has also joined forces with the activists. He told the Daily News that, "I hope that the system changes towards inclusion and that's it."
Musicians including Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Jay-Z and Ted Leo have also made appearances with the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Ironically, many of the famous faces joining the group who's slogan clearly states, "We are the 99 percent," are among the richest 1 percent.
According to information from Celebrity Net Worth , Yoko Ono has a net worth of $500 million; Kanye West is worth approximately $70 million; and actor Tim Robbins has a net worth of nearly $50 million.

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