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Occupy Las Vegas group protests on Strip

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Occupy Las Vegas brought its protest to the Las Vegas Strip Thursday. (Kevin Bolinger FOX5) Occupy Las Vegas brought its protest to the Las Vegas Strip Thursday. (Kevin Bolinger FOX5)

A nationwide protest against Wall Street comes to Las Vegas.

An offshoot of the group Occupy Wall Street marched on the strip, upset with what they call financial inequality.

"There's homelessness and joblessness and we need to have our government wake up and listen to us," said protester Pam Cobb.

"I'm here because I'm pissed," said Angelo Brancaccio.  "We're mad about what's going on in government, what's going on in Wall Street, corporate greed. It's just unbelievable what's happening. Jobs being outsourced overseas. It's incredible. It's not our country anymore. It's been taken over."

Organizers say they wanted to stand in solidarity with other occupy organizations.

And while the main focus is on the national level, the corporate culture in Las Vegas is also a target.

"We're one of the richest nations in the world, we've got billionaires living in our community and the reason they're billionaires is they keep lowering wages," said event organizer Sebring Frehner. "Their wages have gone up year after year and yet everyone else's is stagnating and it's not OK."

Metro police were in full force just in case, but unlike the New York protests the local group wants to keep things peaceful.

"We have said from the very beginning this is a non-violent movement," Frehner said. "Not only is it non-violent, we will not tolerate violence. That's not what this is about. We want change but we want it the right way and we believe we can do it legally."

There were no incidents reported during the demonstration. 

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