Ammon Bundy, the leader of the militia illegally occupying a federal building, was arrested last night; another key member, Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, was killed in a confrontation with police. But remaining members of the militia are vowing to continue their occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Law enforcement has, until this point, allowed members of the militia to come and go from the refuge. But the FBI and Oregon State Police have now established security checkpoints around the facility. According to an FBI statement, “the only people allowed to pass into the checkpoints will be Harney County ranchers who own property in those specific areas.”
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