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After arrests, occupiers remained at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

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After Ammon Bundy and seven other militia members were arrested, occupiers still remain at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

AIR 12 flew over the refuge on Wednesday and spotted several occupiers, many of them armed.

The militia appears firmly entrenched at the refuge, with no plans to leave anytime soon.

One man, holding a weapon, appeared on their YouTube livestream encouraging people to come to the refuge and even to attack the federal agents who have set up a roadblock nearby.

"Don't be afraid of those road blocks. Drive up there and shoot them. They are dishonorable, not following their oath," the man said in the livestream.

At one point during the livestream, someone started digging with construction equipment.

The armed activists have set up a foxhole of sorts near the refuge entrance, where they're flying the 'Don't Tread on Me' flag.

It's not clear how many people are still at the wildlife refuge.

Earlier on Wednesday, Attorney Mike Arnold shared a message from Ammon Bundy to the remaining occupiers:

“I’m asking the federal government to let the people at the refuge to go home without being prosecuted. To those remaining at the refuge, I love you. Let us take this fight from here.  Please stand down.” 

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