The group, led by Cliven Bundy’s sons Ammon and Ryan, is protesting the pending imprisonment of cattle ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, who were convicted of burning federal land to protect their grazing area. The armed men took over the Malheur National Wildife Refuge in rural eastern Oregon.
“The best possible outcome is that the ranchers that have been kicked out of the area, then they will come back and reclaim their land, and the wildlife refuge will be shut down forever and the federal government will relinquish such control,” Ryan Bundy told The Oregonian. “What we’re doing is not rebellious. What we’re doing is in accordance with the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land.”
Most of the tweets using the Oregon Under Attack hashtag have called out the lack of mainstream media coverage for the takeover, and the double standard shown by police, politicians and journalists compared to the way Black Lives Matter protests are handled.
Here are some of the other tweets you need to see:
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