As their counterparts across the country are rousted from encampments and forced to change tactics, the Occupy movement in North Carolina is taking stock two months after the protests began.
Camps have been moved this week in Asheville and Wilmington, and the protesters in Raleigh are still looking for a spot for a permanent encampment. But the dismantling of the Occupy Wall Street site in New York this week hasn't dampened the spirits of North Carolina demonstrators.
Protesters in Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Raleigh and elsewhere say they're in it for the long haul. But the movement's impact is still unclear.
Omar Ali, a historian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, says protesters have to start thinking about electoral politics if they want to have a significant impact.