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Occupy Las Vegas Occupying New Location

LAS VEGAS -- A group called Occupy Las Vegas has county permission to camp in a vacant lot near McCarran International Airport and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. But they'll have to bring their own toilet paper.

A Clark County spokesman says the group obtained a 30-day permit Friday for the site near the Thomas & Mack Center arena -- and within walking distance of the Las Vegas Strip.

He says the group must provide portable toilets. The arrangement comes after days of negotiations with Clark County officials.

Some demonstrators also planned to change voting registrations to "nonpartisan" on Friday to show that Occupy Las Vegas isn't affiliated with a political party.

The demonstration is modeled after Wall Street protests in New York City blaming corporate interests for the nation's economic pain.

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