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Occupy Las Vegas splinters, plans more protests

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Area 99, as it's been dubbed by members of Occupy Las Vegas, was relatively quiet Wednesday night. Several homeless people have begun showing up for food.

On Thursday, members will stage more protests; the group plans to march in front of federal buildings in downtown Las Vegas beginning at 7 a.m.

At 10 a.m., there will be an "act of civil disobedience" and block of Las Vegas Boulevard, according to a member FOX5 spoke to on the phone. Members say the group is working with police to keep things civil.

"We're just protesting there to put a spotlight on it," said Occupy member Brett Jungblut. "There's no promoting anyone to get arrested or have civil disobedience."

That's a far cry from what took place in New York Tuesday, but no one can account for individuals who act out.

"There might be people out there who are planning that," Jungblut continued. "We're not promoting that as far as from inside the group."

At UNLV, a second group, which has split from the original Occupy Las Vegas movement, gathered Wednesday night. While their ideologies may differ in small ways, both sides say they share the big picture.

"The problem is not just Wall Street, it's also our federal government," said one protestor who goes by the name "Anonymous." "They interchangeable, they're both corrupt."

Both groups will be protesting downtown Thursday.

"Come down, you're all the 99 percent," said organizer Gina Sully. "Come down and let our representatives know that we want them to represent us and not the corporations."

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