A so-called militia with ties to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy seized a federal building in a southeast Oregon wildlife refuge and have no plans to leave.
Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, was among the self-described militiamen occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters and visitor center with eyes on a U.S. Bureau of Land Management fire station near Frenchglen, the Oregonian reported.
“We’re planning on staying here for years, absolutely,” Ammon Bundy told The Oregonian. “This is not a decision we’ve made at the last minute.”
Bundy, who lives in Idaho, called upon fellow militia members to “come prepared” and join protesters rallying for two ranchers, Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son, Steven, who have been ordered to serve a five-year prison sentence for arson.