Militiamen Occupy a US Federal Government Building in Oregon

Mon Jan 4, 2016 14:10:49

A group of self-styled militiamen occupy the headquarters of a U.S. wildlife refuge in the latest skirmish over federal land management in the West.

Scores of anti-government militiamen occupied an Oregon wildlife refuge for a second day on Sunday, warning that their protest against the jailing of two ranchers could last for months.

Armed protesters have occupied building to object to a prison sentence for local ranchers for burning federal land.

The militia group has taken over the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the remote high desert of eastern Oregon, the latest flashpoint for anti-government sentiment.