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Kanye West And Russell Simmons Support Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Posted on Mon Oct 10, 2011 03:55 PM PDT

kanye-west-russell-simmons.jpg Photo courtesy of Russell Simmons/Twitter

Kanye West and hip hop mogul Russell Simmons attended the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York on Monday afternoon, and Simmons posted a photo of the two on Twitter, writing, “I just walked @kanyewest thru the #occupywallstreet. I love how sweet and tolerant he was to the crowd." No mic snatching here!

Simmons has been a very vocal supporter of Occupy Wall Street, and he added on his blog, "It was amazing to see how people loved seeing [Kanye] at Occupy Wall Street. His music and his art has always been about the voice and the power of the people. Kanye just wanted to come down and experience the growing movement that has opened the eyes of many around this country and around the world of the struggles of poor people. The energy at Liberty Plaza was electrifying and the momentum to get the money out of politics is growing quickly."

Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore and Mark Ruffalo are just a few of the famous faces who have visited the protesters, and Ben and Jerry’s became one of the first corporations to make a statement of support earlier today. Click after the jump to see what the ice cream company had to say!



“We know the media will either ignore you or frame the issue as to who may be getting pepper sprayed rather than addressing the despair and hardships borne by so many, or accurately conveying what this movement is about,” the Ben and Jerry’s Board of Directors said in a statement. “All this goes on while corporate profits continue to soar and millionaires whine about paying a bit more in taxes. And we have not even mentioned the environment.”

What do you think about the Occupy Wall Street protests? Let us know in the comment section below!

 





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