Danny Glover to ‘Occupy’ protests: ‘You represent Troy Davis’

By Andrew Jones
Monday, October 17, 2011 9:13 EDT
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Award winning actor and activist Danny Glover spoke at both Occupy Oakland and Occupy Los Angeles this past weekend, telling the amassed crowds that they represent everyone who has been displaced in America, including the recently-executed death row inmate Troy Davis, whose execution sparked an international outcry.

“Here we talk about this moment, this moment has to realize itself in a movement,” Glover said at the Los Angeles protests Sunday afternoon. “A movement that just doesn’t happen with an occupation. A movement that has to be organized, and organized, and organized!”

“Remember, you represent the 16.5 million people of those unemployed. You represent the 88 percent of workers who are not represented by a union. You represent the homeless men and women. You represent those who’ve been dispossessed. You represent those brothers in jail who were on strike, you represent them. You represent Troy Davis.”

Davis, who was controversially convicted of the killing of an off-duty police officer, was executed by lethal injection at a state prison in Georgia on Sept. 21, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal.

Glover was also critical of President Barack Obama and his jobs plan.

“We also have to say to DC and that administration in D.C. that jobs plan, that jobs program, is inadequate,” he said. “It doesn’t solve the problem, it’s false hope.”

WATCH: Video from Youtube, which appeared on October 16, 2011.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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