Ammon Bundy, the leader of the 2016 Oregon standoff against federal agents, was arrested at the Idaho State Capitol on Tuesday after a protest.
Bundy and others still sitting in the Lincoln Auditorium. From what I can tell, Bundy hasn’t moved since the earlier hearing changed rooms and the auditorium cleared out. He told me, “I’m just gonna sit here.” #idpol #idleg pic.twitter.com/6sISy1kdxg
— Ryan Suppe (@salsuppe) August 25, 2020
Bundy told media he was unhappy that “citizen journalists” being ordered to leave the hearing earlier and said “I’m going to sit right here” in the building before his arrest, according to the Idaho Press.
Bundy was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and obstructing officers, Lynn Hightower of the Idaho State Police told NPR. Three others were also arrested after refusing to leave, the Idaho Press reported. (RELATED: Ammon Bundy Picks A Fight With Trump Over Immigration)
In 2016, the activist led a 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon to protest the prison sentence of two Oregon ranchers convicted for burning federal lands.
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