Seeger, Guthrie Join Wall Street Protest
October 23, 2011 by staff
Seeger, the folk legend 92 years of age, provided support to hold the protest on Wall Street on Friday night with a march along with the New York crowd that reached nearly 1,000 strong.
Joining Seeger for the peaceful march was his grandson Tao Rodriguez Seeger, folk singer Arlo Guthrie, Tom Chapin, composer David Amram, and blues musician Guy Davis walk more than 30 blocks of former police officers and angry residents chanting “We are the 99 percent “, and” We’re unstoppable, and another world is possible, “reports Associated Press.
According to The Huffington Post demonstrators carried American flags with a reading of large blue flag, “Generation of the Revolution … debt is slavery.”
Protesters sang Down by the Riverside, we will not move and this land is your land made famous by Seeger and Guthrie.
“It is a symbol of the peace movement,” Larry Manzino protester, a retired research scientist Piscataway, New Jersey, told the New York Times.
“He’s a guy who never gave up, a man who had integrity, a man who stood up and said no when I had to.”
The morning of Saturday, shortly before 1 am, the crowd gathered in Columbus Circle, where Mr. Seeger sang We Shall Overcome.
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