The Occupy Wall Street movement got a couple new members who know just a little bit about protesting. Folk music legends Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie joined the demonstrators Friday (Oct. 21) during a march through New York City’s Upper West Side.
The 92-year-old Seeger, who wrote “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and has long been a political activist, led the reported crowd of about 1,000 in protest songs and chants of “We are the 99 percent” and “We are unstoppable; another world is possible.”
Guthrie, who wrote the famed anti-Vietnam war song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre,” says of the protests, “It’s reminiscent of the time when people were sort of without leaders, without agendas. Just something happened back around 1964, 1965. People felt like they oughta say something cause the world was going in a way that didn’t seem right.”
Since they began on Sept. 17, the Occupy Wall Street movement protesting corporate greed and economic inequality has since expanded to more than 900 cities worldwide.