9 Celebrities Who Supported Occupy Wall Street Protests

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5. Russell Simmons

Simmons arrived at Liberty Plaza with 500 bottles of water, calling the protesters “sweet kids.“ He reportedly does not officially identify with Occupy Wall Street, but supports the concept. “We should stop the legal bribery of our politicians.” He also took the time to speak with demonstrators in Zuccotti Park on Oct. 10, 2011. Simmons later told CNN that Occupy Wall Street protestors will remain at Zuccotti Park possibly until Congress passes a constitutional amendment that says “money is going to leave Washington.” “We want the people to control the government, not the corporations and not the special interests,” said Simmons.

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