Seeger, Guthrie join Wall Street protest

October 24, 2011 - 5:21 PM
APTOPIX Wall Street Protest Pete Seeger

Activist musician Pete Seeger, 92, center, sings before a crowd of nearly a thousand demonstrators sympathetic to the Occupy Wall Street protests at a brief acoustic concert in Columbus Circle, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in New York. The demonstrators marched down Broadway singing

NEW YORK (AP) — Folk music legend Pete Seeger and '60s folk singer Arlo Guthrie have joined Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in their campaign against corporate greed while residents near the protest park encampment are pushing to regain some peace and quiet in their neighborhood.

Seeger joined in the Occupy Wall Street protest Friday night, replacing his banjo with two canes as he marched with throngs of people in New York City's tony Upper West Side past banks and shiny department stores. The 92-year-old Seeger shouted out the verses of protest anthems as the crowd of about 1,000 people sang and chanted.

But some residents complain of protesters urinating in the streets and beating drums in the middle of the night. Some are calling for the protesters to vacate the park.