Bundy occupation enters 3rd day; protesters told to go home

By Ben Botkin |January 4, 2016

BURNS, Ore. — Ammon Bundy’s goal is to reverse transactions that moved control of lands from ranchers to the federal government.

What’s unclear: Exactly how he intends to do that as he occupies for the third day the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge south of Burns in southeastern Oregon with a self-styled militia group of supporters.

An Oregon sheriff on Monday called the effort an “armed occupation” and told the group to go home.

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