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Oregon under attack: Militia aims to 'overthrow government' local official says


Oregon under attack: Militia aims to 'overthrow government' local official says:

[] -- Local police have said that they do not intend to head to the scene, even to keep on eye on the men, ABC News
reported. However, Barney County Sheriff David M Ward told reporters
that authorities from several law enforcement organisations were
monitoring the situation.

In a statement on 3 January, Ward said,
"These men came to Harney County claiming to be part of militia groups
supporting local ranchers. When in reality these men had alternative
motives, to attempt to overthrow the county and federal government in
hopes to spark a movement across the United States."

However, one
of the protesters at the entrance of the refuge, Jon Ritzheimer of
Phoenix, claims the men are not blocking access to the grounds and have
not broken any laws. In a video posted on Facebook, Ritzheimer said,
"There's Oregon county residents coming here, the refuge is open,
there's zero no-trespassing signs, we're breaking no laws. We're out
here on public lands."

According to the Los Angeles Times,
Ritzheimer warned law enforcement officials of creating "another Ruby
Ridge," in reference to a deadly siege in 1992 in northern Idaho between
backwoods cabin dweller Randy Weaver and Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) agents. "We will not fire unless fired upon, but we
will stand and defend the Constitution," he said. "Yes, there are some
people that are armed. We need to defend our rights. That's what the 2nd
Amendment is there for, people."

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