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Occupy movement stays peaceful in cash-poor Vegas

In economically ravaged Vegas, Occupy movement remains peaceful as violence spreads elsewhere By The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) ' In a city that celebrates behaving badly, Occupy Las Vegas protesters are touting civil obedience and government cooperation as anti-Wall Street efforts elsewhere have turned to violence.

Las Vegas demonstrators sought approval from government leaders and police before protesting or setting up a camp site. They called off a protest during President Barack Obama's visit to Las Vegas last month because police asked them to do so. And they have largely avoided the bustling Las Vegas Strip because they don't want to hurt tourism.

Police in Reno and Carson City say protesters there have also been cooperative.

The good behavior is even more noteworthy because Nevadans may have the most cause to rage against the machine. Nevada tops the nation in foreclosures and unemployment.

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