Snow threatens Occupy Wall Street protest

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The Occupy Wall Street movement may struggle to deal with winter weather after generators and fuel were confiscated by New York’s fire department for safety reasons.

The first snow fell on the city this weekend, jeopardising plans to camp on the protest site now there is no electricity or heat.

New York resident Tom Fatone said he was determined to keep the protest going: “The more there are tactics being used to try and take away the warmth, like taking away the generators, you know, supposedly for our safety, the more people are going to react to that and they’re just going to provide more things to help. We’re going to find ways to make it work.”

Demonstrators have been staying in a park near Wall Street.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says taking away the fuel and generators is not a tactic to force out the protesters.