Here’s the live link to the press conference:
In the wake of last night’s arrests of Ammon Bundy and several of the other leaders and most notable members of the Malheur Federal Wildlife Refuge Occupation, the shooting and wounding of Ryan Bundy, and the shooting and death of Lavoy Finicum, things are not quite over. Les Zaitz has reported out that one of the others in Finicum’s vehicle has stated that he refused to give up, ignored orders from law enforcement, and then charged the officers. He is also reporting that the occupation is now more of a standoff. The FBI has sealed the refuge off and Jason Patrick, the new onsite leader and a Georgia plumber, has indicated the remaining occupiers have voted and are not giving up. According to Zaitz’s reporting Patrick made several demands of the FBI negotiator and had them all rejected. Both Zaitz and JJ McNabb have reported on their twitter feeds that despite calls for support from the Pacific Patriots Network, the PPN is not coming. Moreover, the PPN put out a statement telling everyone to remain calm, not act before all the facts are in, and not to converge on the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. The press conference with the US Attorney, FBI SSAC, and Sheriff is now scheduled for 11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM EST. If I can find a link to a live stream I’ll update with it.
Here are the eye witness video accounts recounting how Finicum was killed. While the Facebook pages seem to have gone down, Travis Getty at RawStory saved them: