Rage Against The Machine music video for Sleep Now in the Fire January 26, 2000, caused the doors of the New York Stock Exchange to be closed. The production had attracted several hundred people, according to a representative for the city’s Deputy Commissioner for Public Information. New York City’s film office does not allow weekday film shoots on Wall Street. Moore had permission to use the steps of Federal Hall National Memorial but did not have a permit to shoot on the sidewalk or the street, nor did he have a loud-noise permit or the proper parking permits. “Michael basically gave us one directorial instruction, ‘No matter what happens, don’t stop playing’,” Tom Morello recalled. When the band left the steps, NYPD apprehended Moore and led him away. Moore yelled to the band, “Take the New York Stock Exchange!” In an interview with the Socialist Worker, Morello said he and scores of others ran into the Stock Exchange. “About two hundred of us got through the first set of doors, but our charge was stopped when the Stock Exchange’s titanium riot doors came crashing down.” Trading was forced closed sometime between 2:53pm and 3:15pm

Event Date26/01/2000
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