Susan Sarandon lends support to Wall Street protest

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress Susan Sarandon attends the Lela Rose Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on September 11, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) Stephen Lovekin

Susan Sarandon attends the Lela Rose Spring 2012 fashion show on Sept. 11, 2011, in New York.
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(CBS) NEW YORK - Actress Susan Sarandon has joined protesters camping out in lower Manhattan to demonstrate against corporate greed and social inequality.

The Oscar-winning star, who has a long history of social activism, toured an area with a makeshift kitchen and library on Tuesday afternoon.

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According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Sarandon said she was there to lend support to the effort to address "the huge gap between the rich and the poor."

The 64-year-old star, who won an Oscar for her role as a nun in 1995"s "Dead Man Walking," appeared last year in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"

The Occupy Wall Street protest is in its second week. So far, nearly 100 demonstrators have been arrested, many of them taken into custody Saturday after police used pepper spray on those marching north to Union Square.

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore joined the protesters in an appearance of support on Monday.

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