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Oregon Refuge Occupation Appears To Be Ending

Eight people left the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, and three were arrested Thursday morning, after the FBI and Oregon State Police met the occupiers at road checkpoints.

This comes after the armed groups leader, Ammon Bundy, who was arrested with others on Tuesday, made a statement from jail, calling on the remaining occupiers to “stand down” and go home.

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Harney County Judge Steve Grasty about the occupation and about how police and the FBI have been handling the situation.


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