January 7, 2016
Melissa Navas, 503-378-6496
Chris Pair, 503-559-5938
Governor Brown to Illegal Burns-Hines Occupiers: 'Decamp Immediately'
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown released today the following statement in response to the Burns-Paiute Tribe's news conference and Harney County residents' public meeting yesterday:
“To members of the Burns-Paiute Tribe and residents of Harney County who seek a return to normal life: I hear you, and I agree that what started as a peaceful and legal protest has become unlawful. It was instigated by outsiders whose tactics we Oregonians don’t agree with. Those individuals illegally occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge need to decamp immediately and be held accountable.”