Michael Moore is never one to be left out.
The filmmaker turned up at the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park around 7:30 p.m. last night to offer some words of encouragement. “I am so impressed by what I’m seeing here,” Moore told the crowd.
Because they don’t have a permit for an amplified device like a bullhorn, protestors have resorted to repeating short sentences loud enough for everyone in the vicinity to hear. Moore commended them for their improvisation, while calling for justice on his own by demanding a “perp walk” for white collar criminals, and requesting to see “the people responsible for destroying the lives of millions of people in handcuffs.”
Moore encouraged a “tax them, tax them” chant, which references efforts to cut corporate loopholes and force millionaires to be taxed at the same rates as the middle class. Finally, Moore applauded all demonstrators for joining a battle that he's waged against Wall Street and insurance companies for over two decades.