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The Big Chill: How Occupy Protests Prep for Winter -- PICTURES

photo of Chris Heller
December 6, 2011

As temperatures drop and snowstorms become more and more common, staying warm becomes a priority for Occupy protestors around the country. In the gallery below, we take a look at what they're doing to stave off the cold.

An Occupy Wall Street protester braves the cold in New York's Zuccotti Park, Saturday, Nov. 5. Before the latest clashes with police, protest organizers tried to prepare the camp for the impending winter by erecting military-grade tents and renting portable toilets.(JOHN MINCHILLO/AP)

The first snowstorm of the season tested the protesters in Zuccotti Park, Saturday, Oct. 29, while more below-freezing winter weather is surely to come. Tents at the Occupy Wall Street weather the storm.(JOHN MINCHILLO/AP)

U.S. Park Police guard a structure set up overnight on Dec., 4, in D.C. by protesters in McPherson Square. Occupy DC protesters erected the wooden structure with plans to use it through the winter, but it was deemed unsafe by authorities and removed after a standoff with police.(MANUEL BALCE CENETA/AP)


Polar explorer Ann Bancroft, right, gives a winter survival workshop to protesters in the Hennepin County Government Center plaza Thursday, Nov. 10, in Minneapolis.

An Occupy Denver protester walks past shelters on Tuesday, Dec. 6, where he and others have braved near-zero temperatures on the sidewalk at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. Despite snowstorms and a few of cases of hypothermia, the protestors say they plan to stay.(ED ANDRIESKI/AP)

Occupy Boston protester Steven Pimental removes foam rubber from his tent at the Dewey Square encampment Monday, Dec. 5. The plan by Occupy Boston protestors to bring a winterized tent into the movements encampment was met with opposition from the city. A truck hauled away the tent after protesters met with members of the Boston police and fire department.(STEVEN SENNE/AP)


Occupy Albany protesters gather in Academy Park in Albany, N.Y., on Monday, Dec. 5. Albany officials decided to permit the encampment until Dec. 22, while setting conditions effective Tuesday for staying in the meantime that include limits of 30 tents, two heaters, one generator, three portable restrooms and no cooking or open flames, no food vending and no semi-permanent structures or signs.(MIKE GROLL/AP)

Occupy Maine protester Angelique Banks poses in Lincoln Park on Tuesday, Nov. 15, outside of her tent that is insulated and has a portable kerosene heater. Protesters are preparing for the colder weather and vowing to stick it out through the winter.(JOEL PAGE/AP)

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