Boise Rally Protests Oregon Refuge Occupation
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 100 people have staged a rally in Boise, Idaho to protest the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon by an armed group.
Sportsmen, environmentalists and bird watchers gathered in front of the Idaho Capitol on Tuesday to demand that Ammon Bundy and his group cease their occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. They disagree with Bundy's demand that the refuge — a popular place for birdwatchers and hunters — be turned over to local residents.
Conservation groups have organized similar rallies for Tuesday in Portland and Eugene. Bundy is a sons of rancher Cliven Bundy, who was involved in a 2014 Nevada standoff with the federal government over grazing rights.