Joseph Gordon-Levitt Supports Occupy Wall Street; Films Police Raid
Joseph Gordon-Levitt turned out to support activists at the Occupy Wall Street camp in New York on Tuesday morning after learning of the police raid of the site.
The demonstrators took up residence in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park in September to protest corporate greed and big business inequality, and the campaign has spread around the world, gaining celebrity supporters like Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Kanye West, who have all been to visit the activists.
But the growing movement has been unpopular among New York officials and police officers raided the park in the early hours of Tuesday in a bid to evict the protesters, claiming their camp "poses an increasing health and fire safety hazard" - and the drama prompted Gordon-Levitt to show his support for the activists.
The star was spotted filming the eviction proceedings for his arty website HitRECord, and he tells PolitickerNY.com, "I was actually planning on coming tomorrow (Wednesday) for the first time. It seems like it's (the movement) growing."
Protesters returned to the site later on Tuesday after a Supreme Court judge ruled they could reside in the park - but without equipment such as tents and generators.