BURNS, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):
Hundreds of people gathered outside the courthouse in a small Oregon town both to protest and support the armed occupation of a national wildlife preserve.
People upset over the police killing of occupier and Arizona rancher Robert “LaVoy” Finicum held signs Monday at the Harney County Courthouse. They want federal officials to leave the area.
Authorities have said Finicum was shot when he reached for a loaded handgun during a Jan. 26 confrontation with police.
Another large group staged a rally at the courthouse in support of law enforcement and government officials. They held signs and shouted, “Stand down, leave our town.”
Four holdouts are still at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Eleven people connected to the occupation have been arrested, including group leader Ammon Bundy.
A funeral has been scheduled for Friday in southern Utah for the spokesman of an armed group that took over Oregon wildlife refuge.
Arizona rancher Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was shot and killed by police on Jan. 26 during a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police north of Burns, Oregon.
Finicum’s memorial service is set for 2:30 p.m. Friday at the family’s church in Kanab, Utah. The town of 4,500 is located about 30 miles northeast of Finicum’s hometown of Cane Beds, Arizona.
His daughter Arianna Finicum Brown says the funeral is open to the public but that cameras and video are prohibited inside.
A makeshift memorial has sprung up where Finicum was killed in Oregon. A copy of the U.S. Constitution, a large wooden cross and American flags have been placed there.
Lawyers for the leader of the armed standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge have appealed a judge’s decision to keep him in jail pending trial.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman said Ammon Bundy presents a danger to the community and the Idaho resident might fail to return for future court proceedings.
Bundy’s lawyers said in documents filed Sunday that their client should be released with a GPS monitoring device and orders he not leave Idaho except for court appearances.
U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman is expected to hear the matter Tuesday, when he also considers the government’s challenge of the release of another member of the armed group, Joseph O’Shaughnessy.
Bundy and O’Shaughnessy are among 11 people arrested. Only one - Shawna Cox - has left jail.
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