Armed protesters have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon in protest of federal control of western ranch lands and the treatment of two Oregon ranchers. William Brangham gets an update from Amanda Peacher of Oregon Public Broadcasting.

The militiamen said their mission in Burns, Oregon, is to put the federal lands under local control, although it’s unclear by what means. The leader of the occupation, Ammon Bundy, said the protesters have a plan that will take “several…

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