Authorities Plan to Cut Power to Anti-Government ‘Militia’, Sheriff Tells Them to ‘Go Home’
On the fourth day after armed protesters stormed the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, the FBI plans to cut power to the building, hoping to freeze the occupiers out.
“It’s in the middle of nowhere,” a federal official told The Guardian, “and it’s flat-ass cold up there.”
The same official told the British paper that they planned to cut the phone service and block the roads to the remote location. “All those guys have a long, lonely winter to think about what they’ve done,” he said.
The group, led by two sons of rancher Cliven Bundy, say they are protesting the jail sentences of ranchers Dwight Hammond and Steve Hammond for setting fire to government land. The Hammonds however arrived at prison Monday, and have urged the group to stand down.
Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward repeated that message in a press conference Tuesday. “The Hammonds have turned themselves in,” he said. “It is time for you to leave our community. Go home, be with your own families and end this peacefully.”
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