Enraged by the childish behavior of the federal government, American citizens took matters into their own hands. For weeks, left wing citizens upset with the government said they needed an organization of their own to vent their frustrations. The final result was Occupy Wall Street.
Members of the hip hop community quickly began gravitating to the movement. It was then when conservatives labeled Occupy Wall Street as a violent movement. Russell Simmons was among the hip hop members who joined the movement.
With the Wall Street executives wanting the people to vacate the premises, they want the people to clean up. In an attempt to avoid the violence, Russell Simmons has stepped in. Simmons said he would fund the clean-up, in an effort to avoid conflict with his friend, the mayor.