Oregon Standoff: Last Holdouts Still Defiant, Call For Help Against Feds

  • by: Alan Duke

The four people still occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge remain defiant two weeks after one of their leaders who killed and the others arrested by state and federal agents.

Sean and Sandy Anderson, a husband and wife, posted a video on YouTube Tuesday calling on supporters to "stand up" and pressure federal authorities to drop felony charges against Sean Anderson. The Andersons and two others holed up in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge insist they will not surrender until they are assured none of them will be arrested.

"The more people who stand, the more power we have," Sean Anderson said in the video. "We can stop this tyrannical government and get them out of our lives."

The Andersons compared their situation to the Black Lives Matter protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, who they said are not being prosecuted for rioting and violence.

They also criticized the federal government for "helping Planned Parenthood murder babies."

Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher at the center of a previous land dispute with the federal government, is expected to be in Burns, Oregon, on Thursday to show support, they said. His son Ammon Bundy, the main leader of the refuge occupation, was arrested on January 26, 2016, in the same traffic stop in which Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was shot to death by an Oregon State trooper.

  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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