Franklin Graham And Michele Fiore Assist Militants To Secure Surrender
Editor's note: See updates below.
The remaining four domestic terrorists are about to surrender to federal authorities (video above). Last night the FBI surrounded the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and ordered them to surrender.
After hours of conversation with Nevada State Rep. Michele Fiore and an attorney, the four – believed to be David Fry, Jeff Banta, and Sean and Sandy Anderson – agreed they would surrender if Franklin Graham came to facilitate the action.
Fry on live steam: "I'm ready to die."— Wanda Moore (@WandaKTVZ) February 11, 2016
On the live audio stream Franklin Graham spoke to the four militants and told them he is "proud" of them.
Rev. Graham: "I'm looking forward to giving you guys a big hug."— Wanda Moore (@WandaKTVZ) February 11, 2016
The FBI reportedly had refused to allow the arrest to be filmed, but reporters on scene offered these images before the arrest:
Throughout the evening and all this morning the occupiers, Fiore and the attorney have been making religious references, condoning their actions through biblical references, and comparing themselves to the Founding Fathers.
Fiore has been telling the militants that America is a Christian nation, they are protecting the Constitution, and that they are patriots. The attorney has repeatedly insisted God is on their side.
Another unidentified person told them that they are not surrendering, they are moving their action to another level.
UPDATE I: 12:35 PM EST –
Cliven Bundy's attorney (below) on camera suggests that open carry is an expression of First Amendment rights.
Ammon Bundy's attorney Mike Arnold reiterated points, Cliven's arrest shows those at the refuge it can be peaceful pic.twitter.com/bv1vjgUXBK— Conrad Wilson (@conradjwilson) February 11, 2016
UPDATE II: 12:40 PM EST –
Audio stream of militants and Fiore here:
UPDATE III: 12:45 PM EST –
First wrinkle –
David Fry screams, "Unless my grievances are heard I will not be coming out!" Says he will die a free man, will not live another day as a slave.
UPDATE IV: 12:53 PM EST –
All but Fry have reportedly surrendered.
UPDATE V: 1:05 PM EST –
Listen to live stream audio above.
Fry says he wants to stop paying taxes. He says they fund atrocities. #OregonStandoff— Bradley W. Parks (@Bradley_W_Parks) February 11, 2016
Fry is talking about the death of LaVoy Finicum. Says he wants to go similarly #Oregonstandoff— Ryan Haas (@ryanjhaas) February 11, 2016
David is crying. "Christ died at 33. He was willing to sacrifice for what he believed it." #OregonStandoff— JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) February 11, 2016
Fry says he "will not tolerate" paying for wars in the Middle East, or abortion, or health care. Still refusing to surrender.
"They need to promise me something," he says, demanding special protections.
UPDATE VI: 1:20 PM EST –
CAUTION - audio may turn violent.
David: "I'm actually pointing a gun at my head."— JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) February 11, 2016
Seim: "God did not give you that authoriy, David."#Oregonstandoff
Fry, who is decidedly anti-government, saying he's angry he can't even get his marijuana.
Now talking about 9/11.
Says Christ set an example "by dying."
UPDATE VII: 2:07 PM EST –
Minutes ago David Fry finally surrendered.
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Image by Conrad Wilson via Twitter