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Brrr! Occupy Wall Street protesters brace for cold weather

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Occupy Maine protesters warm their hands while brewing coffee on a fire pit at their encampment across from the State House in Augusta, Maine, early Friday morning, Oct. 28, 2011. About 30 protesters camped out in near-freezing temperatures as they continue their protest against Wall Street.

As the East Coast prepares for some serious cold weather, bringing up to 12 inches of snow, I wonder how much longer the Occupy Wall Street protests will continue. Will their numbers be affected by the coming cold weather? 

Here are stories about the forecast for snow in the northeast and the protesters facing the cold.

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Bebeto Matthews / AP

Christopher Guerra, from San Franciso, Calif. is wrapped in a blanket to stay warm as he participates in the Occupy Wall Street protest at the Zuccotti Park encampment on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 in New York. City fire department officials seized at least one generator from the site during an early morning inspection. "They say they were looking for extra gasoline but took the generator," said Guerra, "then they left and came back with cops to search around tents."