LIVE – Audio Inside Malheur National Wildlife Refuge – FBI Surrounds Occupiers

LIVE – Audio Inside Malheur National Wildlife Refuge – FBI Surrounds Occupiers

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FBI Surrounds Occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

This timeline is for informational purposes. Start to finish is listed bottom to top, as it progressed.
Gav’s Thursday LIVE Liberty Update.

 

Oregon Stream – Thursday Morning

At approximately 4:30 p.m. (Pacific) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, one of the occupiers rode an ATV outside the barricades established by the militia at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. FBI agents attempted to approach the driver, and he returned to the encampment at the refuge at a high rate of speed.

At this time, the FBI has moved to contain the remaining occupiers by placing agents at barricades both immediately ahead of and behind the area where the occupiers are camping. Negotiations between the occupiers and the FBI continue. No shots have been fired.

“It has never been the FBI’s desire to engage these armed occupiers in any way other than through dialogue, and to that end, the FBI has negotiated with patience and restraint in an effort to resolve the situation peacefully. However, we reached a point where it became necessary to take action in a way that best ensured the safety of those on the refuge, the law enforcement officers who are on scene, and the people of Harney County who live and work in this area,” said Greg Bretzing, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon.

Wednesday marks day 40 of the occupation of the refuge.

Further updates will be released as appropriate.

Currently Members inside the Refuge:

Four members left inside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are:
David Fry, 27, of Blanchester, Ohio; husband and wife Sean, 48, and Sandy Anderson, 47, both of Riggins, Idaho; and Jeff Banta, 46, of Elko, Nevada.

Our Prayer are with all of them, pray for their safe release.



Interesting after the YouTube Broadcast Youtube cut it to 1hr 59 min and 59 seconds not the full 4 hrs 44 minutes and 44 seconds. Also currently download is not available. Why? Update: The video has been restored to original time now.


Current Update from MSM Report:
FBI

Oregon state troopers and FBI agents pictured in Burns, Oregon, in January: four armed occupants remain inside the Malheur national wildlife refuge. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/feb/11/oregon-standoff-escalates-fbi-armed-occupants-malheur-wildlife-refuge-live

Three SUVs proceed through the roadblock near Burns, Oregon, as FBI agents surround the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur national wildlife refuge.

Oregon standoff escalates as FBI surrounds Malheur wildlife refuge – live updates

 

03:26

03:03

Four remaining occupiers of the Malheur wildlife refuge in Burns, Oregon, say they will turn themselves in to the FBI at 8am PST Thursday.
  • But doubts have been raised over the apparent agreement after Cliven Bundy – a figurehead for the militia and the father of two former Oregon occupiers now in jail – was himself arrested on the way to the scene of the refuge.
  • The reported surrender deal came after FBI agents surrounded the refuge on Wednesday night, 40 days after armed militia members took control of the property.
  • Sean Anderson, one of the four, insisted the decision was not a surrender:

We are not surrendering, we’re turning ourselves in …

It goes against everything we believe in but we’re going to do it.

  • But there has been no confirmation from the FBI of the terms of the reported agreement.
The Narrows roadblock near Burns, where FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur national wildlife refuge.
The Narrows roadblock near Burns, where FBI agents have surrounded the remaining four occupiers at the Malheur national wildlife refuge. Photograph: Thomas Boyd/AP
  • Speaking earlier in the evening, Greg Bretzing, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon, said:

It has never been the FBI’s desire to engage these armed occupiers in any way other than through dialogue, and to that end, the FBIhas negotiated with patience and restraint in an effort to resolve the situation peacefully.

However, we reached a point where it became necessary to take action.

  • The four – along with a number of fellow militia members already arrested – face federal felony charges of conspiracy to impede officers from discharging official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats.
  • If convicted, the four – Anderson and his wife Sandy Anderson, Jeff Banta and David Fry – could face six-year prison sentences.
  • Nevada assemblywoman Michele Fiore – who, in a sometimes surreal live stream conversation with the occupiers, acted as an unofficial mediator – says she will also be at the checkpoint, along with Christian evangelist Rev Franklin Graham.

02:44

02:40

Cliven Bundy: ‘If I was armed, they’d kill me’

02:26

02:22

02:14

02:12

Cliven Bundy arrested

01:31

What we know so far

01:26

Michele Fiore was a Republican state legislator – barely known outside Nevada – before she was thrust into the heart of the Oregon militia standoff on Wednesday in the most dramatic and bizarre of circumstances.

Shortly after the FBI closed in on the armed militia, sparking panic among the four remaining occupiers at the Malheur national wildlife refuge, Fiore was on the line acting as a mediator with law enforcement officials.

Michelle Fiore, pictured in 2013, emerged as a mediator-cum-cheerleader for the remaining occupiers.
Michelle Fiore, pictured in 2013, emerged as a mediator-cum-cheerleader for the remaining occupiers. Photograph: Cathleen Allison/AP

Her dramatic conversations with the militia, whom she pleaded to hold back from confronting the FBI, were broadcast, in real time, on YouTube, in a live-stream that at one stage had upwards of 60,000 listeners.

Read more about Fiore in our profile here:

01:15

01:01

Why did the FBI move in now?

00:57

00:54

00:31

What we know so far

00:22

‘We’re going to turn ourselves in’

00:17

00:16

00:09

Occupiers say they will meet FBI at checkpoint at 8am

00:04

00:01

23:57

23:28

Who is Michele Fiore?

Michele Fiore is a Republican Nevada state assemblywoman. Now in her second term, the Brooklyn native is perhaps best known for her adamant support of gun rights and Cliven Bundy’s 2014 standoff with the federal government.

On Monday, Fiore announced that she would travel to Oregon to support Ammon Bundy and the other Malheur occupiers currently under indictment. Fiore had planned to hold a press conference at the law offices of Arnold law firm on Thursday morning where a statement from Ammon Bundy would be read.

In 2014, Fiore spent time at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch during the family’s standoff with the Bureau of Land Management. Fiore called the militia members who participated in the armed standoff “freedom fighters” and called on members of law enforcement agencies “not to obey your superiors when given a direct order to attack your fellow Americans fighting for the freedoms granted to us by our constitution”.

Fiore drew national attention again last December for her Christmas card, which featured her entire family, including a small child, holding firearms. “It’s up to Americans to protect America. We’re just your ordinary American family,” Fiore wrote in a Facebook post sharing the image.

M fiore

23:23

refuge

23:20

The feed of the live phone call is at turns disturbing and downright surreal. There was just a moment of sheer panic when Sean Anderson announced he was going to light an outdoor heater.

“I am going to light a propane heater cos we are standing out here freezing cold,” he said.

“Don’t do that, don’t do that,” replied Congresswoman Fiore.

There appeared to be a frantic attempt to communicate with the FBI that the occupiers were on the cusp of lighting their heater, so they didn’t misunderstand what was happening.

Amid discussions about whether there were flammable materials in the area, and attempts to implore Anderson not to light the heater, he replied: “I am going to go ahead and light this so my wife can be warm. If they shoot them that’s on their fucking ass.”

He lit the heater.

23:17

23:08

The charges against the four occupiers

22:02

22:59 

22:50 

  22:46

  22:43

  22:39

Cliven Bundy on his way to the refuge

 22:35

  22:32

  22:30

  22:26

Helicopters heard over the refuge

The live broadcast just captured the moment the occupiers heard helicopters above the refuge.

“The black hawks are here and they’re going to kill us,” said one voice, which appeared to be David Fry, the most agitated of the occupiers.

He added moments later: “If they fire first, my weapon is in reach and I’m going to take them with me.”

Gavin Seim, the rightwing activist who is running the Youtube broadcast, led a group prayer for those inside, and assured them that leader Ammon Bundy, who in prison, has been taken out of solitary confinement.

Assemblywoman Michele Fiore – who is also on the line, acting as a mediator – is also encouraging the remaining occupiers to remain calm. “I need you to stay alive. The only way we’re going to be able to write your story and write your book is if you stay alive.”

The occupiers appear to have a separate line to the FBI, and are relaying that they’ve been told no one will be allowed on to the refuge until they leave.

“They want us to leave. They said the time for concessions has passed,” Sandy Anderson said.

The details are sketchy, and the audio in parts inaudible, but it appears that one proposal is for a local figure, possibly a reverend, to join the occupiers and lead them off the site.

  22:17

Updated

  22:13

Updated

  22:00

‘We’re not leaving without our weapons’

Updated

  21:57

  21:55

The live audio broadcast from the refuge is providing a window into confusion, mayhem and panic.

The four occupiers are clearly confused as to how to respond to the FBI’s decision to surround the refuge, and appear divided over how to respond.

“If they figure out how to cut our communications, then we’re probably dead,” one woman inside the refuge said a few minutes ago.

Moments later they appeared to be discussing leaving the refuge en masse.

  21:54

  21:51

  21:48

  21:45

  21:39

The four holdouts at the Malheur national wildlife refuge are David Fry, Jeff Banta, and husband-and-wife Sean Anderson and Sandy Anderson.

The FBI surrounded the four remaining occupiers on Wednesday night, prompting a dramatic standoff that was live-streamed on YouTube.

According to an FBI statement, one of the occupiers drove outside of the police barricades on Wednesday afternoon, and agents attempted unsuccessfully to approach the individual.

On a live stream published by activist Gavin Seim, a woman identifying herself as Sandy Anderson shouted:

Please don’t let us die in vain tonight! If they shoot us and kill us, this is going to be a revolution!

Our weapons are at our side.

  21:36

Opening summary

Although reports from Burns, Oregon, are still unclear, what we do know is that the FBI is surrounding the Malheur wildlife refuge, where four armed militia members continue their 40-day occupation.

The FBI has released a statement confirming the escalation:

At approximately 4.30pm (Pacific) on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, one of the occupiers rode an ATV outside the barricades established by the militia at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. FBI agents attempted to approach the driver, and he returned to the encampment at the refuge at a high rate of speed.

At this time, the FBI has moved to contain the remaining occupiers by placing agents at barricades both immediately ahead of and behind the area where the occupiers are camping. Negotiations between the occupiers and the FBI continue. No shots have been fired.

Greg Bretzing, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon, said:

It has never been the FBI’s desire to engage these armed occupiers in any way other than through dialogue, and to that end, the FBI has negotiated with patience and restraint in an effort to resolve the situation peacefully. However, we reached a point where it became necessary to take action in a way that best ensured the safety of those on the refuge, the law enforcement officers who are on scene, and the people of Harney County who live and work in this area.

Our most up-to-date story is here and we will have more updates as this news continues to develop:


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