Occupy protesters stick out October nor'easter
BOSTON -- Occupy Boston protesters braved the October nor’easter and spent the night outside in Dewey Square.
Wet, heavy snow fell Saturday night into early Sunday morning throughout New England and there was some reminisce of snow on tent city Sunday morning.
Occupy Boston protesters said they were going to stick out the weather. Many of them used tarps that were large enough to cover the top of the tents so no water would leak through. Throughout the night, protesters dusted off the snow from the top of the tents so it wouldn’t weigh them down.
There were problems with hypothermia leading up to the storm, so many people took as many precautions as they could going into Saturday’s nor’easter.
“We lined the whole inside of the tent with plastic. Duct tapped it up. It kept most of the water out. As long as you wrapped the insides of the tent and you don’t actually touch the tent you won’t be wet,” said one protester.
Some Occupiers said that they knew if it got too bad outside they had places they could go to, to seek refuge.
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