No brrr-avehearts at Occupy Wall Street vigil!

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Call it Occupy Wuss Street.

Left-wingers have portrayed themselves as a tough lot able to repel tear gas, pepper spray, billy clubs, and even snowstorms, but the handful of “warriors” who showed up at a Martin Luther King, Jr.-inspired solidarity vigil in Bay Ridge to champion fellow Occupy Wall Streeters packed their bags and left after barely an hour due to Sunday’s frigid temps.

Their lame duck effort incensed Bay Ridge Democratic district leader Kevin Peter Carroll, who organized the assembly at Pigeon Park on 94th Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues as part of a citywide commemoration of the legendary civil rights leader and the Occupy operation.

“I was upset [because people] walked off to get warm while the pictures were being taken,” said Carroll, who blamed the weather — which dipped to 16 degrees at some points — for putting the enthusiasm on ice.

The activist weathered a rebuff to boot.

“People didn’t even say goodbye when they left!” he moaned.

Mother Nature also got the last laugh by snuffing out more than just Occupy’s steel nerves.

“We can’t get the candles to light!” remarked one frustrated braveheart before calling it a day.

Reach reporter Dan MacLeod at or by calling him at (718) 260-4507. You can also follow his Tweets at
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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