Oregon Armed Occupation Trial Set to Start
Ammon Bundy and seven others face federal charges for standoff at wildlife refuge that began in JanuaryBy Jim Carlton, WSJ
Sept. 10, 2016 5:30 a.m. ET
Nearly nine months after the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon that captivated the nation for weeks, arguments in the first trial against some of the participants open in Portland, Ore., Tuesday.
Eight of the 26 protesters facing charges—including their leader, Ammon Bundy—are due to appear before a jury in Portland’s federal courthouse. Mr. Bundy, 41 years old, his brother Ryan, 43, and the six others all face charges of conspiracy to impede federal officers through intimidation, threats or force.
All eight have pleaded not guilty. A lawyer for Ammon Bundy didn’t respond to request for comment. Ryan Bundy is representing himself.