More than 150 birders, environmentalists and retired federal and state wildlife employees marched on the steps of the Idaho state Capitol calling for the Federal Government to force out the armed men occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge three hours West in Oregon.
Carrying signs saying “Grannies Against the Bullies” and “We Want Malheur Back,” residents said they were angry that Ammon Bundy of Emmett and his brother Ryan Bundy, the sons of embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the group of militia and other armed men who took over the refuge two weeks ago are getting justice.
The protest, one of nearly a dozen across the Pacific Northwest, was organized by the Boise Broadband, a local chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness and the Idaho-based Western Watersheds Project.
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