Sheriff, Bundy meet on neutral ground to discuss ending refuge occupation

Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward, backed up by two other sheriffs, met face-to-face Thursday with protest leader Ammon Bundy to try to bring a peaceful end to a weeklong occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. “I’m here to offer safe escort out,” the sheriff told Bundy. “Go back and kick it around with your folks.” The sheriff initially said he planned to call Bundy on Friday to see what he and his group decided. But later Bundy told reporters that the protesters won’t leave until federal land in the county is turned over to residents to manage on their own.

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