By CHERI ROBERTS for Challenging the Rhetoric
In a live YouTube stream rolling on the Pete Santilli channel, militia members on the stream are confirming Lavoy Finicum is the man that was killed when shots were fired after Ammon Bundy and others were stopped en route to a community meeting in John Day, Oregon. Finicum was one of the more outspoken and prominent anti-government protesters aligned with the Bundy’s.
According to Oregon’s KATU news,
“Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox and Ryan W. Payne were arrested during the stop. Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy and radio host Peter Santilli were arrested in Burns.
All of them are facing federal felony charges of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties, through the use of force, intimidation or threats.”
Ryan Bundy is said to have received non life threatening wounds.
The militia livestream spokesperson says they will provide updates as they get them. The situation seems to be ongoing.
FBI Statement on Arrests