Rain, raid fears raise tension at NY Occupy Wall St

By REUTERS
October 27, 2011 22:39

NEW YORK - Cold, wind, rain and fear of a police raid put New York's Occupy Wall Street protesters on edge on Thursday, sparking conflicts at the 6-week-old camp over even the most mundane points of park life.

The protesters, who are angry about economic inequality, struggled to shield themselves from wind and rain at Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, their mood dampened further by suggestions the first snow could fall on Saturday.

Protesters have erected tents and tarps over parts of the concrete park, but appeared to be failing in their battle to keep warm and dry - the latest in a series of issues that have led to fraying tempers among those living together.


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