Hundreds gather in Portland park to protest wildlife refuge occupation
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Hundreds of public lands supporters gathered at a Portland park Tuesday afternoon to support the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which is now occupied by an armed group of protesters.
The group, led by the Audubon Society of Portland, met in Holladay Park at noon. They chanted, "Birds not bullies!" and condemned the armed group as criminals.
"We hope that some kind of reason will descend at some point, and we'll get the refuge back," one of the protesters said.