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October 24, 2011  | by: Adrienne Wenner

Pete Seeger at Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street started as a small idea and has grown tremendously.  Now there are people following in their footsteps in D.C., Philadelphia, and even Antarctica.  The movement has grown from just a few people in New York to around the country and even the world.

Morello at Occupy LA

Celebrities have started to join in on the cause too.  The outspoken Alec Baldwin and outlandish Russell Brand made their appearances during a rainy night in New York.  Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello showed his support by playing “This Land is Your Land,” “The Fabled City,” “Save the Hammer for the Man,” “World Wide Rebel Songs” at the protest.

The next to show his support was 92-year-old Pete Seeger.  He walked from his concert at Symphony Space to Columbus Circle spanning more than 30 blocks.  Around 1,000 people followed Seeger along with his grandson, Tao Rodriguez Seeger, blues musician Guy Davis, and composer David Amram.

Along the way they chanted, “We are the 99 percent” and “We are unstoppable, another world is possible,” according to the Associated Press.

Folk singer Arlo Guthrie joined the group in Columbus Circle to perform “We Shall Overcome” with Seeger and the crowd.  They continued to sing Seeger’s music, 1960s war protest songs, and Woody Guthrie material.

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