Occupy Buffalo Braves The Elements

October 16, 2011 Updated Oct 17, 2011 at 6:56 AM EDT

By WKBW Admin

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October 16, 2011 Updated Oct 17, 2011 at 6:56 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW)- Protesters with 'Occupy Buffalo' continue to fill Niagara Square despite the wicked weather. The group, part of a national movement, is starting it's second week of protesting. People all over the country are demanding a change on Wall Street and Capitol Hill. The movement, titled 'Occupy Wall Street' began in New York City several weeks ago, and Saturday thousands marched from the financial district to Times Square. Many say they are upset with people in power and the lack of accountability in public office. North Tonawanda Native Shawn Edin participated in the New York City Movement and has now joined others in Western New York to make a difference.

"I stand in solidarity with the rest of America, that is sick and tired of being sick and tired. We don't want it anymore," said Edin. "We want our government to stand up for us and work for us because we voted them in and they don't do that now."

Many protesters say they're balancing jobs, school, and other responsibilities to be a part of the movement. They believe battling the wild weather is well worth the fight for change.

"There are so many people who are suffering," said Jessie Lamprecht, a local protester. "We're getting together to make some positive action for change."

At a meeting Sunday night, members decided to hold a general assembly every day at Niagara Square starting at noon where they will rally for change. Members say all are welcome rain or shine.