Oregon Occupiers Put Out Call To Arms After Arrests Of Militia Leaders

As the situation at the federal wildlife refuge in Oregon grows more tense, the occupiers who remain after a violent confrontation between their leaders and law enforcement Tuesday evening have put out a call to arms for outside supporters to join them.

“You have an obligation to proceed to the Harney County Resource Center
(the wildlife refuge)immediately, in order to protect the patriots still
there,” Gary Hunt, one of the occupiers, posted to the Operation Mutual Defense discussion board. “If you fail to arrive, you will demonstrate by your own actions that your previous statements to defend life, liberty, and property were false.”

On a livestream the occupiers have been running, one of the militia men urged viewers to “get here, get some,” as he flouted his gun in front of a Caterpillar construction vehicle.

He said that law enforcement has betrayed its duty.

“If they stop you from getting here, kill them,” the militia man told viewers.

The occupiers’ resident IT guy David Fry posted a video after LaVoy Finicum was killed in Tuesday’s stand-off in which Fry told the viewers that the militia men were in need of help.

“If you see this, you should call out for arms to help us. We need help,” Fry said, claiming a raid by authorities was eminent.

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Tierney Sneed is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked for U.S. News and World Report. She grew up in Florida and attended Georgetown University.

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