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More Armed Men Arriving at Oregon Wildlife Refuge

They say they're there to provide security

(Newser) - A convoy of more than a dozen pickup trucks carrying armed men arrived at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon on Saturday. Some of the men told journalists they were there to help with security for the group that has occupied the headquarters of the refuge since Jan. 2....

Oregon Sheriff Offers Bundy 'Safe Escort Out'

Ammon Bundy says protesters won't leave until demands are met

(Newser) - A sheriff's offer of a "safe escort out" of Oregon for some 20 protesters who've been occupying a wildlife refuge in Harney County for almost a week was met with a staunch refusal on Thursday. Sheriff Dave Ward met with Ammon Bundy about 15 miles outside the...

Paiute Tribe Has a Message for Oregon Occupiers

To wit: 'We were here first ... get the hell out'

(Newser) - Ammon Bundy insists his Citizens for Constitutional Freedom is standing up for the little guy—the ranchers he thinks really own the Oregon sanctuary his group is occupying . But the Northern Paiute tribe, which the Washington Post says has hunted and fished on the land now inhabited by the Malheur...

Ammon Bundy Got $530K Loan From Government

Anti-government protester says it's not hypocritical

(Newser) - It turns out Ammon Bundy , the leader of a group of armed anti-government protesters currently occupying a remote government building in Oregon, is a lot more forgiving of the federal government when it's directly helping him out. CNN reports Bundy took out a $530,000 loan from the Small...

Feds in No Rush to Remove Oregon Occupiers

They'll wait it out instead of risking a bloodbath, experts say

(Newser) - Heavily armed occupiers are still in control of a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon—and for now, the government appears to be in no rush to evict the activists calling themselves "Citizens for Constitutional Freedom." Authorities have set up a nearby command center, but experts tell the...

Militia Group: We'll Hold Ore. Refuge 'as Long as It Takes'

Sheriff says they plotted to overthrow government

(Newser) - The protesters who seized control of an unoccupied building at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon over the weekend are armed, angry, and apparently hunkering down for a long stay. "We will be here for as long as it takes," Army veteran Ryan Payne tells the New York ...

Cliven Bundy Son, Militia Take Over Fed Building

Ammon Bundy calls for militiamen to protest ranchers sentenced for arson

(Newser) - A protest in support of Oregon ranchers facing jail time for arson was followed by an occupation of a building at a national wildlife refuge led by Ammon Bundy—the son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who was in a standoff with the government over grazing rights. The younger Bundy...

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