Militants accuse FBI of blocking communications
As the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge enters its 30th day, it appears the FBI may be locking down lines of communication.
OPB spoke with the remaining occupiers inside the refuge Sunday by cellphone. They say federal authorities have locked down their ability to make or receive calls.
David Fry, one of the four remaining militants, said the FBI made it so the occupiers cant make outgoing calls on their cellphones. Fry said he can receive incoming calls, but that the other three in the refuge appear unable to receive calls on their cellphones. The militants also said theyve lost access to the internet.
The militants said they arent currently inside any of the buildings at the refuge and theyve been using a generator so they arent sure if the FBI also cut power to the buildings.
Sean Anderson, another of the remaining militants inside the refuge, expressed frustration with the FBIs barricade that is preventing media from getting into the refuge.
Repeated calls to the refuges landline Sunday morning resulted in a busy signal.
OPB has reached out to law enforcement for confirmation.