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Federal Agents Go Violent, Tasering Bundy Ranch Protestors in NevadaTim King Salem-News.com
"I don't mean any harm, I'm just recording your brutality." - Rancher protesting violence from federal agents
(LAS VEGAS) - Chanting "Get out of our state, get out of our state," protestors gathered to raise a voice against the BLM's seizure of cattle at Bundy Ranch in Nevada, but the feds did not leave before several activists were tased and attacked by federal agents and their dogs.
The officers, lined up with their dogs and weapons, looked a little like German Nazi soldiers in 1939, as they too largely relied on fierce dogs to attack and intimidate the population into obedience.
The Bundy family has a herd of at least 500 head of cattle. The BLM claims that the cattle have been allowed to graze on the federal land "illegally" for the past two decades. The family disagrees and says they are willing to face the danger from federal officials because it directly affects their livelihood.
They say the BLM has been killing their cattle, and they claim that a backhoe and dump truck that arrived today were being used to clean up the BLM's mess from dead cattle.
Channel 8 from Las Vegas covered the story. They report that this bizarre event took place in the Bunkerville area, off I-15. They say the rural Nevada community is riled because federal agents are taking cattle off of public land. The protestors numbered a few dozen.
Several say they were struck by vehicles, the crowd of local residents were incensed at the federal authority's violent approach to the situation. One representative of Anonymous in Oregon, said in relation to the federal police behavior, "So it begins".
One woman at the protest, Margaret Bundy, said, "I have 11 children, I am 58-years old, and they threw me to the dirt. All I was doing was taking pictures."
She said her arm was cut, her injuries led to an ambulance being called.
"I hurt, they scraped my knee, they tackled me."
She has been battling cancer for the past two years.
Margaret Bundy is one of many people who were attacked on camera, and the footage tells the entire story.
Another protestor said, "Enemy aggressors, this is the road I grew up on, 1355 Riverside Road, Highway 170 Nevada, and I just saw federal agents throw my aunt to the ground. I saw my cousin get tased three times, I saw them use dogs and sick them on a pregnant woman."
The man added, "All because we had a couple questions."
I suggest to those reading this, that they download the video and repopulate it on your own YouTube pages, it is exactly the type of footage that YouTube typically randomly deletes, have no faith in YouTube to do anything else.
Visit the Channel 8 story from Las Vegas: Tensions increase as feds seize Nevada rancher's cattle
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