Two of the armed militia members occupying a national wildlife refuge in rural, eastern Oregon posted a video Monday urging people to come to the “historic site” in order to “prevent any bloodshed.”
The men featured in the video, Blaine Cooper and anti-Muslim activist Jon Ritzheimer, are from an Arizona militia, according to The Oregonian.
“We need you to get up here and stand with us,” Ritzheimer said in the video. “That’s what we need more than anything. That’s what’s going to prevent any bloodshed, the more people that get here. Whether you’re armed or unarmed, you get up here.”
Ammon Bundy, son of infamous Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Saturday outside Burns, Oregon along with about 20 or so other militia members.
“This is going to be a historical site for this country,” Ritzheimer said in the video. “We don’t want bloodshed.”
Watch the video below via The Oregonian: