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Talib Kweli at Occupy Wall Street Protests

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The solo artist, Black Star and Reflection Eturnal member Talib Kweli recently attended the Occupy Wall Street protest, speaking on the mic at Liberty Plaza in manhattan, to the large crows of demonstrators. He started by saying “I’m at a loss for words,” but then did find the words in which he said that the protestors have done their part and that “This is the end game,” and “this is the point.” He said that now it is up to us (those watching online, on tv, etc.) to share the news stories, footage and the message throughout the world, so that the movement will grow. Talib told the crowd of protestors, some of whom are sleeping outside in sleeping bags, “you inspire us”.

If you are also inspired by what these dedicated citizens have started, “make it grow”, by sharing this post, retweeting it, talking about it and spreading the word.

Kweli led the crowd in a chant, lending emphasis to his statements as each line was repeated by those in attendance. He also performed his verses from Black Star song “Thieves In The Night” and a verse about the protest, acapela. Here is footage of his speech.

Talib Kweli at Occupy Wall Street from Eddie Pages on Vimeo.