Oregon Standoff Last Dance? More Surrender, But Four Holdouts Fear FBI Raid

  • by: Alan Duke

Just four protesters remain in the camp where dozens were holed up at an Oregon wildlife refuge for past month, according to one of the men still there.

Five people left overnight because "they really weren't ready to die," the unidentified protester said in a video posted Thursday morning.

This video was posted by one of the holdouts Thursday morning of a husband and wife having what they feared might be their "last dance" before being killed or captured by the FBI.

The holdouts are negotiating with the FBI about a possible surrender, but they expect they will face federal felony charges despite a promise that they would not be arrested, he said.

A felony could mean five years in prison and a loss of the right to vote or own guns, he said.

It "feels unfair" considering how Black Lives Matter protesters were not charged for rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, he said. "They went to the riots with intentions of robbing and burning down the city."

The white protesters in Oregon only intended to take part in a "peaceful revolution," he said. "Everybody brought guns as self-defense measures."


  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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