The leader of the self-described militia that's occupying a federal government buildings in Oregon is back on Twitter. The social media site has restored the account of Ammon Bundy, after suspending it on Tuesday.
Early on Tuesday morning, Bundy posted a tweet comparing the militia to civil rights hero Rosa Parks.
We are doing the same thing as Rosa Parks did. We are standing up against bad laws which dehumanize us and destroy our freedom.— Ammon Bundy (@Ammon_Bundy) January 6, 2016
The rancher from Nevada is the apparent leader of a group of about 20 armed men occupying a building at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon. They moved in over the weekend, saying they were protesting the return to prison of two area ranchers convicted of arson. Bundy tweeted Monday evening that the protest will end when ranchers Dwight Hammond and his son Steven are freed and the federal government gives up control of the Malheur National Forest.
The Hammonds reported to federal prison in San Pedro, California to begin serving their sentences Monday.
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