But a funny thing happened on the way to the neoliberal privatization party. The feds finally stepped in and did their job arresting the leadership of the illegal occupation.
Or did they?
As far as I can tell, the official story goes something like this:
The feds somehow got wind of a road trip the Bundy leadership was taking to John Day so they set up a road-block in order to arrest them away from the Malheur National Forest where they have been illegally occupying the wildlife refuge (and wrecking the place) since Jan. 2, 2016.
Ammond Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Shawna Cox, 59, of Kanab, Utah, and Ryan Waylen Payne, 32, of Anaconda, Mont., Brian Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville, Nev. were arrested at the scene.