Occupy Buffalo Nears One Month Mark

November 4, 2011 Updated Nov 4, 2011 at 9:47 AM EDT

By John Borsa

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November 4, 2011 Updated Nov 4, 2011 at 9:47 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- On any given night, as many as 50 people call Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo their home.

They live in small tents, share meals and spend all of their free time holding signs and waving to passing motorists.

Occupy Buffalo will be one-month-old on Tuesday. And there are no signs that the movement is slowing down. In fact, the number of tents in the outer ring of the square has increased.

What's the worst part of living in a downtown park?

"The cold," said college student Anthony Baney.

The 19-year-old has spent almost every night here since the occupation stared on Oct. 8.

"I was sick for like a week," he said. "The cold, the rain, the wind."

And, of course, upcoming snow. Demonstrators know they can't avoid it, but they promise it won't scare them away.

"I would never like to see this go away. I would always love to have a place of political thought as well as theological thought. And pragmatism can all collide in a space," said Kyle Christopher, who traveled to New York City to the birthplace of the movement, Occupy Wall Street.