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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Greeted With Earliest Snow in 59 Years

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Protesters have been reportedly receiving winter weather survival tips from the homeless.

New York City was hit with snow for the first time before Halloween since 1952, making life miserable for the already cranky Occupy Wall Street protesters. Central Park set a record for both the date and the month of October with 2.9 inches of snow, leaving demonstrators in Zuccotti Park drenched after the storm moved through the region. In an "Urgent" post on the Occupy Wall Street website, protesters called out for help from supporters willing to send gloves, long underwear, winter coats and other supplies to bailout demonstrators unprepared for the early snow. The post read:

"It's been dumping snow here in NYC all day, high winds and 3 inches of slush on the ground. With theNYPD and FDNY confiscating six generators on Friday and this unprecedented October snow, those occupying Liberty Plaza in downtown NYC are in need of emergency supplies crucial for cold weather survival (and occupation).

We've made a lot of headway on getting winter gear here in the last 48 hrs but definitely need more. Please help by purchasing or donating supplies directly. Winter gear and other necessities can be dropped off in person, delivered, or shipped."

CBS New York writes that protesters have been reportedly receiving winter weather survival tips from the homeless. Since their generators were confiscated Friday, protesters are waiting on stationary bike generators from Boston to have their media center and food service area fully powered and illuminated by Monday.

Al Jazeera English video of the New York protesters continuing their cause, with or without cooperation from Mother Nature:

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