Home » News » Oregon: Why is there an armed stand off ? BBC News

Oregon: Why is there an armed stand off ? BBC News

There’s a big stand off underway in the US State of Oregon — and both sides are heavily armed. Federal law enforcement officials are trying to bring a peaceful end to the occupation. Following a rally in the town of Burns in support of two ranchers – a father and son – jailed for lighting fires on federal land, about 100 armed protesters occupied the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Reserve. This is the background on the militiamen and the stand off.

Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcworldnews
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld
Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews

About News Desk

News Desk
Editors and staff from the News Desk at The Global Herald.

Check Also


Iraqi army drives Islamic State from Christian region near Mosul

Iraqi army troops on Saturday stormed into a Christian region that has been under Islamic …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *