Oregon militia seeks supplies in second week of occupation

As occupation of US federal land in Oregon continues into second week milita group seeks supplies from supporters

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

A man stands guard after members of the "3% of Idaho" group along with several other organizations arrived at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

With an occupation by a militia group  in the national wildlife area of Oregon against federal land policies continuing into its second week, the mother of the group’s leader - Ammon Bundy - called on supporters to send supplies including "French Vanilla Creamer."

Carol Bundy, the leader of militia group, and Ammon’s mother sent an email to supporters on Saturday in order to ask them to send her son’s group supplies such as wool socks, cigarettes, coffee and "French Vanilla Creamer."

The milita group occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon on January 2.

The leader of the occupation, Ammon Bundy, has insistently rejected calls to end the occupation at the wildlife refuge despite demands from the county sheriff and Oregon’s governor. He said the occupation will continue untill "unconstitutional federal land management" is reformed.

However, the authorities have not yet taken any action against the militia group.

Several Republican legislators, including Dallas Heard, elected from the area besides where the occupation is taking place have visited the refuge and met with the milita group despite some criticism from residents in Oregon.

The federal government holds most of the land in many Western states of the USA, including 53 percent of Oregon.   

TRTWorld and agencies