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Officials release one Malheur Wildlife Refuge protester, new protest group forms in Burns

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Shawna Cox (Courtesy: Multnomah Co. Jail) Shawna Cox (Courtesy: Multnomah Co. Jail)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Multnomah County Jail officials confirmed Monday that one of the protestors arrested on Highway 395 last Tuesday was released from jail sometime Friday.

Officials said U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman agreed to release Shawna Cox while her case goes through the court system.

Cox was one of the seven protestors arrested during a traffic stop on Highway 395 last week.

Several of the defendants, including Cox, that were arrested had a detention hearing Friday and asked to be released from jail, according to officials.

Beckerman denied most of the requests but agreed to release Cox.

According to reports, four people still remain at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge and they are demanding to be allowed to leave without being arrested.

Ammon Bundy made a statement through his lawyer Saturday asking the remaining occupiers to leave.

More appeals and hearings are set for the remaining protesters later during the week.

Officials said a new group called the Pacific Patriots Network is starting to rally in Burns in response to the FBI standoff.

The group said they are protesting the death of LaVoy Finicum and the presence of heavily armed law enforcement officers at the standoff.

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