Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 17, 2012, 1:34 p.m. EST by smmv2005
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Sean Ali Stone, the son of the renowned Oscar-winning US director Oliver Stone, who has just converted to Islam, expressed the hope that the anti-capitalism Occupy Wall Street Movement would change into a revolution to lead to the revival of the people's rule over the US.
"The Occupy Wall Street Movement is a popular movement. It says that people should be in power and power (should be) in people," Ali Stone said at a press conference here at FNA on Friday.
"At present, the movement is has not come into action, but I hope that it turns into a revolution and stops imperialism and revives republicanism.
On Sept. 17, 2011, a group of protesters gathered in Zuccotti Park in New York City. Their intention: to expose Wall Street greed and corporate domination over the lives of working and middle class people, the 99%. Almost immediately, police responded to the protesters with repression and pepper spray. This caused thousands of New Yorkers to flood to Zuccotti Park.
Occupy Wall Street was on. Protesters camped in the park and did not leave for 59 days. Support for the protest built quickly and spread across the country and around the world. Within weeks, almost a thousand cities had Occupy protests. US cities big and small had Occupations, including Chicago, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Oakland, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Tampa and Winston-Salem.
Despite police crackdowns and mass arrests, the Occupy movement has now spread to many major US cities as well as to Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal and other countries.
In his press conference today, Ali Stone responded to the questions of the local and foreign journalists, mostly with regard to his conversion to Islam.
Sean Stone converted to Islam in a ceremony in the Central Iranian city of Isfahan on February 14.
Sean Stone became a Shiite Muslim and chose the Muslim name of Ali as announced at the ceremony held in the Iranian historical city of Isfahan.
In his press conference today, Ali Stone responded to the questions of local and foreign journalists, mostly with regard to his conversion to Islam.
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