One person was killed near Burns, Oregon last night after federal agents arrested protesters demonstrating against federal control of state land.
Multiple reports say the government is preparing to launch a raid on the wildlife refuge the protesters have been occupying.
“One person was killed and several arrested, including Ammon Bundy, the leader of an armed group occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon, in an incident with law enforcement Tuesday.
Shots were fired when law enforcement agents stopped Bundy and the others while they were driving to a community meeting, The Oregonian reported.
Bundy’s brother, Ryan Bundy, suffered a minor gunshot wound and was among those arrested. At least three others traveling with the Bundys were also arrested, as were two members of the group who were in Burns, Ore., site of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.
They face felony charges of conspiracy to impede federal officers.”