The militia occupation in Oregon continues after Saturday’s occupation of a federal building by three of Cliven Bundy‘s sons and a loose gathering of #YallQaeda and #VanillaISIS members, who may wage #YeeHawd if they don’t get their way. Their demands include the freedom of two ranchers who were sentenced to prison after being convicted for arson under a terrorism provision. The outcries of “tyranny” persist, as does the general sense of confusion for those who feel these white men are getting away with being armed and combative while behaving like “terrorists.”
In this ABC Nightline video, Harney County’s Sheriff David Ward tells the militia, “It’s time for you to leave our community, go home to your families, and end this peacefully.” Elsewhere in the video, Ammon Bundy speaks about the group’s willingness to die to end tyranny, which is the reason the militia plans to stay for years. They have a guard tower (!), but apparently not enough supplies. FYI, Ammon has thoughts on the BLM abbreviation and why he’s not interested in the “other” movement with the same acronym.