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Photos Of Russell Brand With Protestors at G20 Summit In Central London

Russell Brand Joins The Protestors At G20 Summit

Russell Brand took to the streets with protestors in Central London today, where world leaders including Gordon Brown, Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama are in talks about the financial crisis. The throngs of people are protesting about the economic downturn, the lack of progress on tackling climate change, and the war. Russell said:

"It is really interesting to see what happens when everyone gets together. There is a great sense of community. I always come to these kind of things, I'm very interested. I am interested in learning and interested in why these people have come to this. I wonder what alternatives there are and I think it makes people cogent of them. I think it's also very beautiful."

In an effort to not draw too much attention to himself, Russell tried to keep a low profile, with his scarf covering his face before his identity was revealed. Do you think it's worthwhile when celebrities show their faces at rallies like this one? Let me know.


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CoMMember13615558739317 CoMMember13615558739317 2 years
Brand and his pathetic fawning fans are total hypocrites
hills hills 7 years
totally the right word for him munchkin, complete hypocrite.....and a big fat attention seeker!
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 7 years
BigD, hills, totally toally agree with u both! Cant really say anything else, except what a bleedin hypocrite Russell Brand is - protesting against capitalism (and being a complete vandal at the same time) one minute, and then telling everyone that will listen to go out and buy his book, listen to his podcast, watch his show, whatever crap he's out promoting. Hypocritical idiot!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
You're absolutely right, hills - these people have a highly romanticised notion (perhaps something they picked up from a music video or a film) of what it means to "protest" or "demonstrate."
hills hills 7 years
i agree bigestivediscui, you made several really good points, if those people were so down-troden how can they manage to afford designer gear and if they truly believed in there 'cause' and 'stand up' for themselves then why be afraid to show your face....its not like the police can come and arrest you for protesting if thats all your doing....and russell saying such a thing is beautiful as in people running around bashing police over the head with iron poles and scaring innocent people by breaking glass windows where they work is not something i would class as poetic.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
Vogue, if Hills and Advah haven't already very intelligently and articulately argued my point, let me explain and if anything - further elaborate. Russell Brand is a label and fame whore who lives on the backs of capitalists. I would have perhaps had more compassion if he had joined the anti-war protest or climate change demonstration, but no, he decided to show his face at the one where so-called "anarchists" were running the show in designer gear. This is not a game. This is not a reality tv show, or a "social experiment" as Advah pointed out. It is not something "beautiful" or meant to be thought-provoking. Half the people, as hills pointed out, aren't there for a reason and don't know what they're really "fighting" for - it's an insult to all the revolutionaries, real anarchists, and originally peasant-led revolts that took place in history. I found it quite amusing when I saw all the "anti-capitalists" and "non-conformists" in the papers and on tv yesterday, doing just that - conforming by wearing their trendy stylish "uniforms" of black and scarves to cover their faces. Absolutely laughable. Senseless violence = immature and dumb. And that is why Russell Brand is an idiot and hypocrite.
Advah Advah 7 years
I'm all for celebrities showing their face at rallies if it can help raise the profile of a worthy cause. But Brand's comment is stupid and highly insulting. "beautiful" doesn't mean anything, and treating the G20 protests as a social experiment is the most patronizing thing I've heard in a long time.
hills hills 7 years
he always manages to stick his oar in lol. tbh i agree with some of the protesters...the ones who came to make a point and wave a banner, but the idiots who run around like headless chickens and are vandalists, who have a go at anyone who walks past in a suit and attacks the police is completely out of order, u can't have a go at someone just coz they have a job and you dont...and btw there were aload of twats who didn't even know the real reason for being there....
Vogue1 Vogue1 7 years
^ Eh? :/ Could you elaborate?
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
What an idiot and hypocrite.
Webbbe Webbbe 7 years
I like Russell. Was looking out for him on the news, Ch 80 as they mentioned him. No footage though.
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