Celebrities come out for Wall Street protest

By Jake Coyle

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 12 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

Musician Kanye West visits the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in Zuccotti Park, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, New York. Having started in New York, Occupy Wall Streets demonstrations now take place all across the United States, as protesters speak out against corporate greed and the gap between the rich and the poor.

Andrew Burton, Associated Press

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NEW YORK — Celebrities from Kanye West to Roseanne Barr are coming out in support of the protest on Wall Street.

The nearly monthlong demonstrations in lower Manhattan have also earned visits from people including Russell Simmmons, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo and others.

Their involvement suggests broadening cultural support for the protests, which take on Wall Street companies and denounce what the protesters see as corporate greed.

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore earlier visited the protesters, as did actor Tim Robbins, rapper Talib Kweli and "Gossip Girl" actor Penn Badgley.

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