Armed Protesters, Militia Take Over Federal Wildlife Refuge In Oregon

A group of armed protesters have taken over a building in a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. The protesters occupied part of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns after a march and rally supporting Dwight and Steven Hammond, two ranchers who are convicted of arson after a controlled burn got out of hand.

Ammon Bundy, the son of Cliven Bundy who was involved in a standoff with the government over grazing rights in Nevada, told the Oregonian he and two of his brothers were among a group of dozens of people occupying the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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