09/29/2011 04:54 pm ET | Updated Nov 29, 2011

"Something Has Started": Michael Moore on the Occupy Wall Street Protests That Could Spark a Movement

Oscar-winning filmmaker, best-selling author and provocateur laureate Michael Moore elaborated on his support of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City today live on Democracy Now!, the independent, daily TV/radio news hour.

"This is literally an uprising of people who have had it," Moore told Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman. "It has already started to spread across the country in other cities. It will continue to spread... It will be tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of people."

"The majority of Americans are really upset at Wall Street," Moore continued. "... So you have already got an army of Americans who are just waiting for somebody to do something, and something has started."

On Monday night, Moore visited the Occupy Wall Street encampment and encouraged them to keep protesting.

Moore is one of the world's most acclaimed -- and notorious -- independent filmmakers and rabble-rousers. His documentary films include Roger and Me, Bowling for Columbine (for which he won the Academy Award), Fahrenheit 9/11, SICKO, and Capitalism: A Love Story.

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