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Occupy Philadelphia Weathers The Storm

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Occupy Philadelphia got a taste of winter from this weekend’s storm.

Occupiers say they hunkered down during the snow and freezing rain, clearing the tarps and tents to keep them from collapsing. But with the cold, the group is asking for donations of hats, scarves, coats and socks.

There is a concern, however, among members that donations to Occupy may take away from donations to organizations that give to the needy.

“We do have a very large homeless population on grounds here with us,” one protestor said. “We consider them our brothers in arms, we embrace them with open arms, we do everything we can to help them, and they do everything they can to help us. We’re in this together.”

And they hope their movement can bring more attention to the homeless and may get more people to donate to the needy.

Reported by Jim Melwert, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • grumpy

    Endurance is the key, they sure beat the h3ll out of those fair weather baggers!

  • PJB

    I read that the majority of them go home at night. They leave the tents up to make it seem as if they are there all night and then return in the morning.

  • JimMiller

    If you care about the homeless so much, then get a job and pay taxes to the city which they can then use to build more shelters. Your slumber party is not heliping them at all.

  • Josh

    Keep it Going!

  • rick

    Good dedication and determination,hang in there,keep it up.

  • Jack SUtton Jr

    You may be, but a vast portion of us in the city are proud that they care enough to try. You might not agree with everything they stand for, but then they realize nobody will agree with every last thing there. Thewy just want these things considered and realize that each of us are smart enough to think for ourselves. Or is thinking for yourselve so hard that you want corporations and politicians to do all the thinking?

  • J Resta

    Go home and stop wasting overtime. The only winnners here are the police.

  • Molly

    Grow up and go home children. the City is already tired of you!

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