Desmond Tutu Backs Protesters

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks at a dinner before an appearance at a community rally at the adjacent Tacoma Dome Friday, May 13, 2011, in Tacoma, Wash. Tutu spoke at both events as part of the "Be the Spark" movement, started by The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation to inspire citizens to take action and make the community a more positive, caring place to live.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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    Occupy Wall Street got a high-profile endorsement in its current quarrel with Trinity Wall Street, a historic Episcopal church near Zuccotti Park. In a message posted on Occupy's website, Archbishop Desmond Tutu asked Trinity to “find a way to help” the protesters, though in another message posted to Trinity's website, he said not to use his endorsement to justify breaking the law. The protesters want to use a gravel lot that Trinity owns—it has a great deal of real estate in lower Manhattan—but the church says it would pose a safety risk.

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