Occupy Boston has turned to the local experts on street survival — the homeless — as members of the leaderless movement prepare to dig in for a long winter in their makeshift tent city on the Rose Kennedy Greenway downtown.If they're too stupid to know winter presents harsh conditions, then let them freeze. Mark it down: The first night it even approaches 25 degrees or so these buffoons will quietly slip off back under whatever rocks they crawled out from under.
The homeless have given the anti-corporate protest’s volunteer organizers helpful tips such as stuffing their clothes with “hay and straw,” said Kristopher Eric Martin, who works in Occupy Boston’s logistics and supplies tent.
“These guys are experts at staying warm and staying dry,” Martin said. “All these guys are used to living on the streets and sleeping with one eye open.”
City officials said they won’t prevent the Occupiers from wintering on Dewey Square.
“The protesters may remain, but we would advise them to not stay outside as weather gets cold and make sure they are aware of the dangers of the elements,” said Dot Joyce, a spokeswoman for Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “We will not force them to leave as long as they are not jeopardizing the public safety of those around them.”
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