Oregon protest continues

NC_oregon0105_700x394Ore. — (NBC News) Anti-government protesters continue to control buildings at a federal wildlife refuge near Burns, Oregon.

Leaders of the occupation, now in its fourth day, say the group has no plans to leave until they’ve implemented a plan.

“The community will begin to participate more in that and take that over, so they can claim their own rights, so they can use them and they can stand strong enough,” group leader Ammon Bundy said Tuesday.

They’re digging in, despite a direct plea from the local sheriff.

“It’s time for you to leave our community. Go home to your families and end this peacefully,” Harney County Sheriff David Ward said.

The occupiers say they are rallying behind the cause of ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, who reported for prison Monday after being convicted of starting fires on federal land, allegedly to cover up poaching.

The Hammond’s made it clear they don’t want militants’ support.

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