Cliven Bundy has now been arrested by the FBI in Oregon. The US government was not going to allow any nay-sayers to mess with their plans to squash liberty.
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has been arrested by the FBI as the last four armed occupiers at the wildlife refuge in Oregon prepare to turn themselves in.
The 73-year-old, whose son Ammon led the standoff before he was arrested on January 26, was taken into custody after landing in Portland International Airport on Wednesday night as he was on his way to join the militia.
He is set to face charges stemming from another confrontation with federal officials in 2014 over government-owned land.
Bundy was booked into jail, but the FBI would not officially confirm why.
The last holdouts, who have been at the refuge since January 2, agreed to turn themselves in later this morning – but insisted ‘we’re not surrendering’.
The tense stand-off played out on the Internet last night via a phone line being live-streamed by an acquaintance of occupier David Fry.
Fry, 27, sounded increasingly unraveled as he continually yelled, at times hysterically, at what he said was an FBI negotiator.
‘You’re going to hell. Kill me. Get it over with,’ he said, adding: ‘The only way we’re leaving here is dead or without charges.’
But after the intervention of a Nevada legislator, who urged the protesters to come out alive and prayed with them, the group agreed to give themselves up to the FBI at 8am today.
He led the protest against with the government over Nevada grazing rights that ended with federal agents backing down in the face of about 1,000 armed militiamen.
Read more: Daily Mail
This is the call that was rebroadcast live from the refuge on 02/10/16: