Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, appeared at the Occupy Los Angeles rally on Friday to show his support. At the demonstration, he performed 'World Wide Rebel Song' from his 2011 solo album for an enthusiastic audience. Morello has previously performed songs and given speeches at pro-union demonstrations in Madison, Wisconsin.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa visited the protest last week and distributed 100 rain ponchos, while 7 of the 15 L.A. council members have voted to support “peaceful and vibrant exercise in First Amendment Rights carried out by Occupy Los Angeles.”
The occupation began on October 1 when more than 750 people marched from Pershing Square to City Hall, chanting slogans such as, “Hey hey, ho ho! Wall Street greed has got to go” and “The people united will never be defeated.”