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BREAKING — Oregon standoff ends in fatal shootout with police

Shots fired; 1 Oregon militant dead, 7 arrested 

malheur-hwy-395-us-20-01262015The occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon by domestic terrorists ended Tuesday night in a shootout with police that left 1 militant dead, 1 wounded, and the ringleaders arrested following a traffic stop on a highway.

The militants were rightwing “sovereign citizens,” people who don’t recognize the authority of government and believe laws don’t apply to them. They took over the refuge by force because they believe the land should be given to local ranchers.

Photos: Scene of shootout between Oregon militants and police (above); LaVoy Finicum (below) was killed in the shootout.20160115_lavoy_fibbicum_js_img_0622-4_simg5g

 


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