#9: Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation | Miami Herald

A month’s long occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses.

It has since led to the arrest of the occupation leader and others and the fatal police shooting of one group member during a confrontation with authorities. The occupiers have dwindled to four holdouts who demand they be allowed to pass through a perimeter of heavily-armed law enforcement officials without being arrested.

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