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Analysts: Oregon Protesters Influenced by Extremist Militia Ideology

The protesters occupying a U.S. national wildlife refuge in Oregon State are a diverse group with divergent concerns, say analysts, but they have been influenced by the extremist militia movement, which looks forward to a war with the federal government. The takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon occurred Saturday, as the center was closed for the New Year's holiday weekend. The refuge is 50 kilometers from the nearest town. “It's ranch country, with...

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