"Cops will search supplies and vehicles for what they call contraband," Kevin Maley, an Occupy Boston volunteer, said. Police maintain a 24/7 presence and don't allow cold-weather tents and other winter supplies into the camp, which is a patchwork of several dozen shelters topped with gray, green, red and blue tarps.
To get around the blockade, protestors need to be stealth. "A tent for the all-women living quarters was not allowed because it was winterized," Maley said. "We brought it in under the darkness of night."
"The next day cops staring at the tent looked annoyed," he said.