On Monday, the Politistick reported that Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was on his way to Portland, Oregon, with plans to also go to Burns, Oregon to protest the arrest of his sons Ammon and Ryan Bundy. Bundy was not alone. Michele Fiore, a Nevada lawmaker, traveled with Bundy along with other lawmakers from Western states.
But, upon Bundy’s arrival at the Portland International Airport (PDX), he was met with a very surprising fate.
FBI agents in Portland arrested the 74-year old Bundy shortly after he arrived at PDX. Authorities are saying he was arrested on a federal hold. Though no specifics regarding charges Cliven Bundy is facing were released, the feds have contended that Cliven Bundy owes them $1 million in grazing fees.
Cliven Bundy is being held at a Multnomah County Jail. The feds have not released his booking photo.
Reverend Franklin Graham is also reportedly on his way to Portland. Initially, it was reported that the FBI would not allow him to negotiate the surrender of those still occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, but reportedly he will now be allowed to negotiate their surrender.
Bundy, Fiore, and Graham’s trip to Oregon to protest the release of the Bundy sons comes after the shooting of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum by federal agents after being ambushed following a ‘traffic stop.’ According to eyewitnesses, Finicum had his hands up when he was shot multiple times. At a press conference following Finicum’s murder, authorities said that he “had to be taken down.”
Michele Fiore said of Ryan Bundy’s arrest, “There is a Nevadan [Ryan Bundy] sitting in jail, and as an office holder, I will be there to demand his release. If that Nevadan can’t leave Oregon, we will bring Nevada to him. Peaceful, of course.” That peacefulness was broken last night by the FBI.
The wildlife center where the protesters against the BLM’s massive land grab in Western states are occupying was under siege on Wednesday night by the FBI. The disturbing event was all caught on audio and streamed live.