Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Armed Oregon occupiers to reveal departure plans
The armed group that took over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon more than a week ago will host a community meeting Friday to explain its position and announce when it will leave, one of the leaders of the group said, according to local media. The meeting will take place Friday at 7 p.m. PST,KTVZ-TV reported. It comes against a backdrop of growing resentment among residents of Burns, Ore., to the group, which arrived Jan. 2. There were no signs of an imminent departure, however. "There should be a dialogue," LaVoy Finicum, a rancher from Arizona, said Tuesday while announcing the meeting, The Oregonian reported. It was not immediately clear where the gathering would be held.