During a rally in Oregon for two ranchers convicted of arson, a group of anti-government protesters initiated the armed occupation of a federal building at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Here is everything you need to know about the militia standoff:
The headquarters of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, future capital of the Free Republic Of America.
Protests began after local ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond were ordered to return to prison because their time already served for committing arson did not meet minimum-sentencing laws, which, to be fair, often do more harm than good and are certainly worthy of reevaluation.
You big-city folk wouldn’t understand.
An estimated 150 militia members who would otherwise be armed and spouting anti-government rhetoric somewhere else.
$5 million in cash and safe passage to 1874.
Compared to the plight of the Oregon’s nearly extinct short-tailed albatross? Absolutely not.
An American patriot who is currently living inside a government wildlife building in the middle of Oregon to defend ranchers who burned down 130 acres of federal land.
They have vowed to only seek a peaceful overthrow of the entire U.S. federal government.
As long as their supply of whiskey and bison chili lasts.
Garner enough attention over next few weeks to be brought onstage during rally for a low-polling GOP candidate.