Russell Brand calls for ‘revolution’ on Wall Street

Russell Brand came to Zuccotti Park and Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan Oct. 14. Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess.

Russell Brand came to Zuccotti Park and Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan Oct. 14. Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess.

British comedian Russell Brand marched Downtown Tuesday to promote his book and honor two of the things Lower Manhattan is famous for: George Washington and Occupy Wall Street.

Brand, also Katy Perry’s ex-husband, marched with a few hundred Occupyers from Zuccotti Park to Federal Hall on Wall St., site where Washington took the nation’s first presidential oath.

“This is a statue of George Washington who was an earry revolutionary, who is also good to honor,” Brand told RT.com, during an interview near Federal Hall.

Brand’s new book, “Revolution,” was inspired by Occupy. He told RT.com that revolution is “inevitable.”

“The Occupy Wall Street movement gave me a great deal of hope that change is possible,” he added, “that revolution isn’t something that belongs to the past, but belongs to the future.”

Occupy protesters who walked with actor Russell Brand Oct. 14, 2014. Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess.

Occupy protesters who walked with actor Russell Brand Oct. 14, 2014. Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess.

Russell Brand came to Zuccotti Park and Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan Oct. 14. Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess.

Russell Brand came to Zuccotti Park and Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan Oct. 14. Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess.

Russell Brand came to Zuccotti Park and Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan Oct. 14. Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess.

Russell Brand came to Zuccotti Park and Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan Oct. 14. Downtown Express photo by Milo Hess.

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