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Armed militia occupying federal building at a national wildllife refuge in

Article below from Yahoo ( so it may be missing some details). This is an armed militia, including Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's sons, who are occupying a federal building that is headquarters for a wildlife refuge. They are sending out Facebook requests for more armed protesters.
This amazes me, because if a group of armed African-American people took over a federal building, my guess is that the SWAT teams would be there within a matter of minutes. I realize that eastern Oregon is remote and difficult for law enforcement, but - still. What must black people think when they see an armed white militia take over a federal building, announcing that they plan to occupy it indefinitely, and there is no perceptible response except to allow that takeover. JMO -- B4E

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A peaceful protest Saturday in support of an eastern Oregon ranching family facing jail time for arson was followed shortly afterward by an occupation of a building at a national wildlife refuge.

Ammon Bundy, the son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who was involved in a standoff with the government over grazing rights, 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.

Bundy posted a video on his Facebook page asking for people to come help him. Below the video is this statement: "**ALL PATRIOTS ITS TIME TO STAND UP NOT STAND DOWN!!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! COME PREPARED."

Ammon Bundy said the group planned to stay at the refuge indefinitely.

"We're planning on staying here for years, absolutely," Ammon Bundy said. "This is not a decision we've made at the last minute."

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 02:42AM


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