- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Folk music and `60s protest legend Pete Seeger has joined in the Occupy Wall Street protest, replacing his instruments with two canes as he marches with throngs of people to Columbus Circle.

The 92-year-old Seeger occasionally sang “We Shall Not be Moved” and other anthems of protest as about a thousand people walked peacefully Friday and police watched from the sidelines. Composer David Amran and bluesman Guy Davis were also in the crowed.

Tao (tow) Rodriguez Seeger says his activist grandfather was “all fired up” about the late-night march after their scheduled performance with other musicians earlier at Symphony Space.

The younger Seeger, a New Orleans resident, said music may not change everyone’s minds but it can help people get along better.

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