In the past 48 hours, Americans are witnessing a freak winter storm in the Northeast. From a pleasant temperate fall weather, it turned miserably cold and damp for the Occupy Wall Street protesters in NYC. As for like-minded Christians, the 3-inch snowfall dumped on the protesters was a sign from the heavens. It was God telling the protesters to knock it off and go home. It is interesting to note that the Occupy Wall Street protesters raised close to $500,000. It would be nice to know who donated the money to them. Raising half a million dollar is extraordinary for a group that is very disorganized.
(CBSNewYork) – Saturday’s snow storm made life in Zuccotti Park miserable for Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Demonstrators were left drenched with rain and then snow as the storm moved through the region. Central Park set a record for both the date and the month of October with 2.9 inches of snow.
Those camping out in the park have been stockpiling donated blankets, scarves, coats and have been trying to get more tents, cots and tarps.
Reportedly, some have been even getting winter weather survival tips from the homeless.
They say they’re also looking for thermal heaters after fire officials removed six of the protesters’ gas-powered generators from Zuccotti Park on Friday, saying it was safety issue.
Without generators, protesters were left with just flashlights and lanterns. Lights, cooking equipment and the media center at Zuccotti Park were all turned off.
Fire officials say storing gasoline in such packed quarters is simply too dangerous.
The movement is also expected to reveal just how much money they have raised and spent in the first five weeks of the Occupy Wall Street campaign.
OWS has reportedly raised nearly $454,000 and has spent more than $50,000 so far for things like food, clothing, medical supplies, laundry, media and other expenses.