Oct. 27, 2011
Filmmaker Michael Moore to donate 2.5 million dollars to Occupy Wall Street protesters Thursday at noon
New York City, NY - The most visible supporter of the Occupy Wall Street protesters, filmmaker Michael Moore, has vowed to donate one thousand dollars cash to 2500 different people who are occupying Zuccotti Park at noon on Thursday October 29th 2011.
“These people need this money more than I do. I have plenty and have benefited tremendously from the capitalist system in this country and I am so touched by this movement that I want to do something to help it,” insists Moore.
“I’ve been very fortunate financially because of my films, and instead of waiting for the government to redistribute my wealth, I have decided I would take that into my own hands since I can do a better job,” explains Moore, adding, “It’s my money, and I can do whatever I want with it.”
Of course, as news spreads of this giveaway, many people will flock to the Occupy Wall Street location Thursday looking for their money, and to ensure that the diehard protesters and actual occupiers will be sure to receive it, Moore insists that the first people to get their envelope will be the ones who have claimed a residence in Zuccotti park.
The cash giveaway will be highly organized by a joint effort between Michael Moore’s security team and the NYPD to ensure that the crowd does not get out of hand during the event. Once someone has received their gift, they will be marked with a semi-permanent marker on their right hand in order to prevent people from getting multiple gifts. The money will arrive in a Brinks Security truck just outside Zuccotti Park where it will be met by the NYPD, Michael Moore, and his security team.
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