On The Line: Henry Langston Discusses the Oregon Standoff
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VICE News' Henry Langston joined On The Line to take your questions about the Oregon standoff between militias and the federal government.
Members of an anti-government militia have occupied the headquarters of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in a remote region of eastern Oregon for over a week, protesting what they claim is an overreaching federal government. The occupation, led by Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan, was sparked by the re-sentencing of two Oregon ranchers to five years in a federal prison for deliberately starting fires on their property that spread to the bordering Malheur Wildlife Refuge.
While the media has referred to the situation as an armed standoff, federal authorities have kept their distance, and the local authorities, led by Harney County Sheriff David Ward, are also treading lightly.
VICE News traveled to Harney County, Oregon to meet with militia leaders, attend town hall meetings, and speak with local ranchers whom the protesters claim to be representing.
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