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Cliven Bundy Egging Standoff Militiamen To Keep Going In Oregon

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In what OPB identified as a "notarized" letter, Bundy also demanded that all "state and federal" law enforcement agents leave the area. Bundy's letter ran counter to the message coming from his detained son Ammon Bundy who led the initial takeover of Malheur, but since his arrest has called for the remaining occupants to give up and leave the refuge.

Cliven Bundy became a household name after a high-profile standoff against the Bureau of Land Management in 2014. Many of the same individuals who stood with Cliven Bundy then participated in the Oregon refuge standoff.