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Rebroadcast: 41 Days, Refuge Occupation Documentary


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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David Fry implored law enforcement to shout “hallelujah” as he turned himself in to FBI agents the morning of Feb. 11. Audio of the final moments before Fry went into FBI custody shows agents fulfilling his request, letting out what sound like relieved “hallelujahs”.

Fry’s surrender effectively ended the 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon and weeks of uncertainty for the citizens of Harney County.

OPB was there throughout, getting to know the residents of Harney County and the militants at the refuge. We first aired this hour-long documentary special of the nearly six-week occupation on Feb. 17, just a week after the standoff ended.

The trial of the leaders of the occupation begins Wednesday.

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