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Occupy Las Vegas Finds a Home

The organizers of Occupy Las Vegas have found a place to call home - at least temporarily.  The Clark County Commission voted to allow the group an area to gather.  The protestors will camp in a lot on the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Paradise Road.  They are calling this vacant lot their Zuccotti Park, the place where New York protestors have camped out during the Occupy Wall Street events.
 
In a city that leads the nation in unemployment and home foreclosures, Occupy Las Vegas should have thousands of members.  Has Occupy Las Vegas taken off. Is it still on the runway?  Does having a 2-acre vacant lot give the movement legitimacy? And what will these protesters be able accomplish, so far from the Strip?
 
GUESTS
Jennifer Reed, Occupy Las Vegas protestor
Joe Schoenmann, Las Vegas Sun
James P Reza, columnist, Vegas Seven

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Thursday, October 27, 2011