Oregon milita takes over federal building
A milita group with links to Cliven Bundy took over the headquarters of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon on Sunday, in support of two brothers who are scheduled to report to prison on Monday on arson charges. One of the occupiers is Ammon Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy. Militia members at the refuge claimed to have as many as 150 supporters with them. The Malheur National Wildlife refuge building, federal property managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was closed for the holiday weekend.
Organizers of the rally say several hundred attended the procession through Burns, Ore. — a ranching town of less than 3,000 residents — in a show of support for Dwight Hammond, 73, and his son Steven Hammond, 46, who in the conclusion of a decades of clashes with the federal government were sentenced last October to serve five years in prison.
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