Saturday, March 05, 2016

Interactive Map: Dozens of rallies in memory of LaVoy Finicum planned Saturday nationwide

Dozens of rallies are scheduled Saturday in Oregon and around the country in memory of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, an armed occupier of an Oregon wildlife refuge who was killed by state police in January. Hundreds have indicated on Facebook they will attend the rallies at state Capitols, federal buildings and courthouses in at least 35 states.  One of the goals for the rallies is to collect signatures for a petition urging state and federal authorities to investigate how Finicum died, said Cherilyn Eagar, a spokeswoman for the Finicum family. Many dispute the FBI's account of the confrontation and insist Finicum's death was preventable. Organizers also hope to spread awareness about and protest the arrests of 25 refuge occupiers, Eagar said. They're all facing federal charges of conspiracy to obstruct a federal officer with intimidation or threats, a charge with a maximum six-year term...more

See the map here.

No comments: