The Harney County Sheriff met with the leader of the armed militia to ask them to leave the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon it has occupied since Saturday. Reuters reported that Ammon Bundy rejected the Sheriff’s offer.
This meeting was an attempt on the Sheriff’s Office behalf to end the situation peacefully. According to Oregon Live, the sheriff told Bundy that he was, “here to offer safe escort out.” The meeting follows Wednesday’s town hall meeting that drew roughly 400 people. The county has announced plans to meet with the group on Friday.
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