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violynn posted a topic in Quiver Full of PoliticsWoke up to this terrifying news this morning: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/03/us/oregon-wildlife-refuge-protest/index.html (CNN)A group of armed protesters have taken over a building in a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, accusing officials of unfairly punishing ranchers who refused to sell their land, a spokesman for the group told CNN. The protesters occupied part of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns after a march supporting Dwight and Steven Hammond, two ranchers who are convicted of arson. .... After the march Saturday, the armed protesters broke into the refuge's unoccupied building and refused to leave. "We will be here as long as it takes," said Ammon Bundy, a spokesman for the group. "We have no intentions of using force upon anyone, (but) if force is used against us, we would defend ourselves." Bundy is the 40-year-old son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who drew national attention last year after staging a standoff with federal authorities over a Bureau of Land Management dispute. Ammon Bundy said the group in Oregon was armed, but said he would not describe it as a militia. Bundy declined to say how many people were occupying the building. "We are not terrorists," he said. "We are concerned citizens and realize we have to act if we want to pass along anything to our children."