LITTLE ROCK, AR -- It's the heaviest downpour since Occupy Little Rock began a month ago today. While the overall goal is to stand firm against the wealth of major corporations and the one percent, staying dry is the challenge right now.
"So far nature has been pretty kind to us the past several weeks. But anyone who's taken a camping trip knows you need a rinse every once in a while," said Dustin Rorie, one of the protesters.
The parking lot on Fourth street has been Dustin Rorie's home since the movement started. From the looks of it, the demonstrators plan to be here for some time, until all have gotten the message.
"I can't speak for everyone here but I know that words on everybody's lips are to get the money out of politics, term limits, more safeguards for the amendments to our Constitution that are not being enforced," said Rorie.
He admits the group did get discouraged after city leaders in New York forced Occupy members out of Zuccoti Park this morning. Rorie says the eviction will have adverse results.
"When you disperse these people, they inevitably go to other cities or they go and talk to their families and they gain steam," said Rorie.
For members of Occupy, it is about more than just setting up in a city.
"It's become an idea. Ideas cannot be bulldozed. Ideas cannot be covered with dirt. It's in people's hearts," said Rorie.