BURNS, Ore. — 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 federal 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.

The group aims to stay at the facility “for year,” Ammon Bundy said in a Facebook video, adding that they want to turn the land over to loggers, miners and ranchers Read more…

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Militia group led by Bundy brothers seizes federal building after protest