Media Leave Oregon Refuge After Warning From The FBI

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, Members of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters stand guard near Burns, Ore. Thousands of archeological artifacts and maps detailing w... FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, Members of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters stand guard near Burns, Ore. Thousands of archeological artifacts and maps detailing where more can be found are stored at a national wildlife refuge currently being held by a group of armed protestors. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) MORE LESS
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A number of reporters covering the stand off at the Malheur Wildlife refuge near Burns, Oregon, have tweeted that they had been told by the FBI that authorities will offer them no protection, a sign reporters are taking that they need to leave the area.

Reporters have also observed increased security around the refuge.

The militia remaining inside the refuge took note of the media’s departure.

“Some media are leaving the area after having been warned off by the FBI. WKTVZ has posted that the FBI told them that they will be provided no protection,” the Facebook page launched by militia leader Ammon Bundy to monitor the events from within the refuge posted. “This is a bad sign. If the FBI is trying to get the media to leave, they must not want footage of what is going to happen.”

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