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'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Ammon Bundy Takes The Stand


Ammon Bundy removes a fence separating the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge from ranching land.

Ammon Bundy removes a fence separating the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge from ranching land.

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Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation leader Ammon Bundy briefly took the stand Tuesday in federal court to defend his actions in taking over the refuge.

He spoke about wanting to protect Dwight and Steven Hammond — two Harney County ranchers sentenced to federal prison for arson. But the testimony was cut short when the defense called a new witness.

In this update of “This Land Is Our Land,” OPB reporter Conrad Wilson gives the highlights of Bundy’s first day on the stand and discusses the narrative defense attorneys are trying to present to the jury about the occupation leader.

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