Armed Militia Take Over A Federal Building In Oregon

An armed militia, or a group of dudes with guns, spearheaded by two brothers (The Bundy Brothers, remember Cliven Bundy? Same family) took over a building at a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon last night to protest the government’s treatment of a pair of ranchers who face jail time for setting fire to federal land to conceal poaching and harming wildlife.

The Bundy’s Facebook page pled with fellow “patriots” to come join their protest with this all-caps message and video:

**ALL PATRIOTS ITS TIME TO STAND UP NOT STAND DOWN!!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! COME PREPARED.

Posted by Bundy Ranch on Thursday, December 31, 2015

The occupiers blocked the entrance of the federal headquarters of the Malheur wildlife refuge building with a pickup truck, and placed an American flag over the welcome sign while they stood guard with their guns.

Updates to follow as the story unfolds.

[Washington Post]