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Armed group occupies wildlife refuge near reservation in Oregon


An armed group is occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a federal facility that was initially promised to the Burns Paiute Tribe of Oregon.

The incident began on Saturday during a rally in Burns, a city that borders the present-day reservation. A few people broke off from the otherwise peaceful event and drove about 30 miles south to the refuge, where they plan to stay as long as possible in protest of what they say is the over-reach of the federal government.

"Calling all freedom loving people to come to Harney County Oregon, come to the Malhuer Wildlife Refuge," the Bundy family -- whose members have been involved in high-profile anti-government protests in the last couple of years -- wrote on Facebook. "The people are finally getting some good use out of a federal facility."


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