As Portland’s koin.com is reporting, “Federal authorities set up a perimeter around the Malheur Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday morning where militia members were still occupying in protest. The agencies said in a statement that the containment was to ‘better ensure the safety of community members.’ According to the statement . . .
only Harney County ranchers who own property in specific areas will be required to show identification and be allowed to pass. During a press conference held by the FBI on Wednesday, Special Agent in Charge for the FBI in Oregon Greg Bretzing called on the militia still occupying the refuge to leave.”
Based on the KOIN reporter’s tweet above, it would seem that the FBI and local law enforcement mean to end the occupation of the Malheur site today.
Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward also called on them to leave, saying: “This cant happen anymore. It can’t happen in America and it can’t happen in Harney County.”
In a video by occupier Melvin Lee just posted on TTAG, the police have given occupiers until 4pm PST to vacate the [ironically named] refuge. Watch this space.