Tags: Occupy | Wall | Street | Boston

Occupy Protesters Get Survival Tips From Homeless

Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 11:13 AM

By Andra Varin

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
As the Occupy Wall Street movement takes root in cities around the country, protesters in Boston are starting to find it's getting chilly out there. So they're taking some advice from the experts at living outside in cold weather: the homeless.

Homeless people have been telling protest organizers to stuff their clothes with "hay and straw," organizer Kristopher Eric Martin told the Boston Herald.

"These guys are experts at staying warm and staying dry," Martin said. "All these guys are used to living on the streets and sleeping with one eye open."

The protesters have been camping out in the city's Dewey Square, and Mayor Thomas Menino says they can stay there as long as there isn't trouble.

"The protesters may remain, but we would advise them to not stay outside as weather gets cold and make sure they are aware of the dangers of the elements," Menino spokeswoman Dot Joyce told the Herald. "We will not force them to leave as long as they are not jeopardizing the public safety of those around them."

The demonstrators cannot have open fires or kerosene heaters for safety reasons, a Boston Fire Department spokesman said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

El Paso Lacking English-Speaking Foster Homes

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 10:22 AM

A dearth of foster home providers who speak English is posing a problem in El Paso, Texas, where increasing numbers of c . . .

Texas Rep. Jackson Lee Blasts Georgia's New Gun Carry Law

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 09:51 AM

Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has slammed the new law expanding gun carry rights in Georgia passed by the Rep . . .

Missouri GOP Lawmakers Move to Impeach Democratic Governor

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 08:02 AM

Missouri Republican lawmakers are proposing three separate impeachment resolutions against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, Th . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved