Alec Baldwin visits Occupy Wall Street

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Alec Baldwin speaks at People For The American Way Foundation's 30th Anniversary Celebration on October 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for People For The American Way Foundation) Neilson Barnard

Alec Baldwin speaks at People For The American Way Foundation's 30th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 6, 2011, in New York.
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(CBS) Alec Baldwin is the latest celebrity to spend time with protesters at Occupy Wall Street.

The actor tweeted on Tuesday night that he wanted to visit New York City's Zuccotti Park. An hour later, he posted that he was on his way there.

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The actor said he spent "a too brief two hours" at the park, and thanked protesters for giving him an "OWS tutorial."

"My thanks 2 Aaron from Brooklyn and Sean from Winnipeg for this evening's OWS tutorial," he wrote. "My first. A lot of dedicated people at #ZuccottiPark."

Baldwin also shared his thoughts on the Occupy Wall Street movement, and what protesters should fight for.

"OWS needs to coalesce around some legislative policy," he tweeted. "The 'occupy' strategy may be an effective one. But what can each entity agree on?"

"Campaign finance reform remains the linchpin of our democracy's many problems," he added in another message.

Other stars that have visited Zuccotti Park during the protests include documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, Penn Badgley, Tim Robbins, Kanye West and rap mogul Russell Simmons.

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