Ruffalo: ‘Occupy Wall St.’ is ‘a beautiful celebration of democracy’

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 8:42 EDT
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Appearing on Tuesday night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, actor Mark Ruffalo cheered on protesters at “Occupy Wall Street,” calling his visit to the protest site “a beautiful celebration of democracy.”

“This is a movement that’s transcending political ideologies,” he said. “It’s a movement that’s touching people all over the United States. And, like all great democratic movements, it takes time for foment. You come forth with your grievances first. It takes time. In a true democracy, you don’t just hand the democracy over to a leader. We happen to live in a time where we can have a leaderless revolution, where people’s voices from disparate parts of the world, disparate parts of the country, are able to speak out.”

The video below is from Countdown with Keith Olbermann, broadcast on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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