Ammon Bundy Asks Protesters to Leave Refuge
He says it’s time to go home. In a written statement read by his lawyer, the protest leader asked holdouts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in rural Oregon to leave. Noting that, “somebody died yesterday,” the son of rancher Cliven Bundy said it’s time to “step back” after he and several associates were arrested by the FBI and Oregon State Police on Tuesday. During the arrest, a Bundy associate was shot and killed by authorities. Several protestors have vowed to maintain their occupation and it’s still unclear if they’ll heed his request.