Leader Oregon protest leader Ammon Bundy known on the Internet as “Y’all Qaeda” is arrested and up to eight of Bundy’s followers were detained, sources say.
Shots were fired after authorities made the stop, according to the source. FBI confirms Ammon Bundy and 5 others arrested. In addition, one person is dead. It’s not clear who fired first.
The group of protesters has occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge since January 2 to protest federal land policies.
Bundy, son of controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, and others started out protesting the sentencing of Dwight Hammond and his son Steven, ranchers convicted of arson on federal lands in Oregon.
Last week, Oregon’s governor said that she’d had enough of the protest at the refuge in Harney County, in the southeastern corner of her state.