Militia Members Take Over Wildlife Refuge Building In Oregon
After two Oregon ranchers were resentenced for arson on federal property, an Idaho militia group protested by occupying a federally owned building.By Melissa Prax | January 3, 2016
A militia group is taking a stand in Burns, Oregon, after the prison sentencing of two Oregon ranchers.
Some militia members broke in and camped out in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Building after a peaceful protest nearby. The building was unoccupied by employees due to holiday break. (Video via U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
The building is federally owned, which is why the members strategically decided to stake out there.