The Christian Today (British) website reports that American civil rights campaigner Jesse Jackson delivered a message of encouragement to Occupy London protesters this week.
The 70-year-old former aide to Martin Luther King told protesters camped outside St. Paul's Cathedral to "stand up and fight back."
He drew cheers from the 200-strong crowd when he suggested that Jesus would have appreciated their cause. "You represent Jesus standing outside the temple," said the church minister.
Jackson added, "Jesus was an Occupier, born under a death warrant, a Jew by religion, born in poverty under Roman occupation."