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Actor Danny Glover
Native Brief: OAKLAND - Award-winning actor Danny Glover will participate in a press conference at 12 noon at Occupy Oakland today to voice his belief that Leonard Peltier should be let free.
Glover will join long walkers from the Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights at the noon press conference.
Occupy Oakland is located at the Grant Ogawa Plaza, adjacent to the Oakland City Hall, at Broadway and 14th Street.
The walk was launched on Alcatraz Island on Sunday, December 18 by Dennis Banks. The walk led by Dorothy Ninham, Oneida, spent last week going to Sacramento and Manteca, California. The long walkers spent Christmas in Oakland.
Glover is well known for his work as an actor in many films, television and theater. He played as the husband to Whoopi Goldberg's character Celie in "The Color Purple." Glover is probably best known for playing Los Angeles sergeant Roger Murtaugh in several "Lethal Weapon" action films. He also has directed a couple films.
In addition to his Hollywood fame, Glover is known for his activism in the United States and in Africa on behalf of human rights issues.
posted December 26, 2011 1:30 pm est
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