At the beginning of 2016, protesters went to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to in what would result in a 41-day occupation of the Federal property. Ten months later, a jury found seven of these protesters not guilty.
Jury verdict: ALL DEFENDANTS FOUND NOT GUILTY. #OregonStandoff
— Amanda Peacher (@amandapeacher) October 27, 2016
— KOIN News (@KOINNews) October 27, 2016
The defendants in question included: (L-R, top to bottom) Ryan Bundy, Ammon Bundy, Jeff Banta, Neil Wampler, Kenneth Medenbach, David Fry and Shawna Cox. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)
Charges dismissed included:
On Federal conspiracy to impede charges all defendants NOT GUILTY. On possession of firearm on federal facilities NOT GUILTY. ALL defendants
— Andrew Dymburt (@DymburtNews) October 27, 2016
Roughly 24 people were arrested for the occupation; seven more of the protesters will face trial in February of 2017.