From the LVRJ: It began as a small protest with an emphasis on ending corporate greed and influence in politics.
But the Occupy Las Vegas movement seems to have lost focus as it has grown, with its message plagued by squabbling among protesters that caused the group to split up.
OccupyLV was formed earlier this week by protesters formerly associated with the encampment on a 1.4-acre swath of county land between Paradise Road and Swenson Street.
A handful of these 30 or so protesters claim they were banned from the property by Occupy Las Vegas members, who hold a 30-day lease with the county set to expire Nov. 21, for voicing their opinions about how the occupation should move forward and for disobeying the group's rules by speaking out of turn at general assembly meetings.
OccupyLV members meet twice a week at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and have no plans of finding an occupation site.
Gina M. Sully , who was once the media coordinator for Occupy Las Vegas, is now a member of the OccupyLV group after she was banned from the property for "demanding transparency" about why people were being ejected, she said.
"Political activism doesn't have to be angry or ugly," Sully said.....
In all, about 10 people have been banned from the occupation site, said Sebring Frehner, an Occupy Las Vegas protester. One was caught stealing gas, others spoke out of turn, and a militia group was kicked out for suggesting protesters should be armed because "otherwise people wouldn't pay attention" to the cause.
The site also has attracted 9-11 truthers, anti-Zionists and tea partiers, who have been asked to leave....
One protester at the campsite asked to remain anonymous because he said he is involved with both occupation groups.
Some protesters have complained about a "core group" of people who are mostly liberal and seem to have all the power, the man said.
"There were supposed to be no leaders or authority," he said. "There's too much infighting with Occupy Las Vegas. The atmosphere of the other group was so much better." http://www.lvrj.com/news/infighting-threatens-occupy-las-vegas-movement-133663458.html
Now, why would some Tea Partiers be kicked out of the protest area? I thought the Occupiers were accepting of all people, even those with different political views? I guess not. So much for them representing the 99%.
And gee, liberals gathering all the power, what a horrible shock! Here's a clue, that's what liberals do- they try and take as much power as they can. Why do you think they love large governments?
And this all of a sudden happened when the temperatures got colder and the weather a little weather? Just a coincidence? I don't think so,
I have been saying that the Occupy Las Vegas has been a total and complete failure. It doesn't attract that many people to it's rallies, and one rally attracted not one person, and you just knew there would be in-fighting. It happens with new groups that have no rules and have to deal with donations and money. I am sure there is infighting all around the country but it just isn't being reported on because it would destroy the liberal view of the Occupiers by the media.
So, now that the weather is colder, the movement dies down and other than a few protests, we probably have heard the last of Occupy Las Vegas.
People who live in the city are apparently so frazzled...
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