Some time ago, Oregon farmers organized a protest against the policy of transferring county lands to federal use. Two organizers of the rally were arrested and sentenced to real terms of imprisonment. The reason for such a court decision was the burning of grass on the territory adjacent to the reserve Malheur. The decision of the court was the last straw for the state farm community, and people took up weapondeciding to return the lands taken from them.
Special piquancy adds the fact that the Oregonians created several armed units, and the creatives from social networks as the names of these units, deciding to snatch, chose derivatives of the names and slogans of Islamist terrorist groups. TV channel Al Jazeera Publishes a photo of the “Oregon Police” and lists several unit names: YallQaeda, Yeehawd and VanillaISIS.
The situation is already interested in the FBI.
The White House commented on the situation as follows (Josh Ernest's quotation is published RIA News):
The FBI is monitoring the situation. We are concerned about the security of federal employees who work in these buildings (occupied by armed farmers of the reserve building - note "VO"). But, as far as I know, there are no federal employees who would risk something or be in danger. So this is a matter of local law enforcement.
Farmers, calling their action anti-government, require a review of the sentence against convicted colleagues and change the status of land in one of the districts of Oregon.