Oregon standoff sees bloodshed, arrests

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

After a tense month-long standoff, the armed resistance in Burns, Ore., led by Ammon Bundy looks to be on its last legs. Eight are arrested, including Ammon and Ryan Bundy, and one man, Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, is dead following a confrontation with the FBI. A loose band of militia members remains entrenched at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Dubbed by many as the de facto leader of the movement, Ammon Bundy, the son of famous anti-federal government Cliven Bundy, is now asking the remaining militiamen to leave the refuge. It remains to be seen whether or not they will comply.

The Burns, Ore., standoff has been the subject of national conversation since it started in December. It even made local waves when District 1 representatives Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, and Sage Dixon, R-Ponderay, joined a contingent of Washington, Utah, Idaho and Oregon legislators to investigate the situation. [CR]

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