The group took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after a protest against the incarceration of two local ranchers.They have called for the release of the two ranchers and for federal lands to be turned over to locals.
The occupation has led to a tense standoff with local law enforcement and the FBI, which is leading the investigation to the situation.
Members of the community in Burns, Oregon, have asked the the armed group to leave, but its leaders have said they have no immediate plans to do so.
There are men and women at the compound. It is unclear how many people are staying there overnight, but people there told BuzzFeed News many have slept in barracks. Others have slept in their cars.
Temperatures have dipped to single digits in the remote refuge.
On Saturday, an email from the Bundy family — several of whom are participating in and leading the occupation — asked supporters to send supplies. The requested items include hay, markers, medicine, razors, hygiene products, food, and propane tanks.
Here are some of their other requests:
- The US Department of Justice will keep defending Muslims under Donald Trump, top Obama administration officials said Monday.
- The UK prison service is suppressing evidence of corruption among its guards, fueling violence behind bars.
- Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube are teaming up to target and remove terrorist content on their platforms 💻📌
- Nordstrom is selling a stone wrapped in a leather case for $85 and people are…confused ⁉️😂