Olympia rally for man killed in Oregon standoff

About 100 people gathered on the Capitol steps in Olympia to protest the death of LaVoy Finicum, who died during the standoff at the Oregon wildlife refuge.

About 100 people gathered on the Capitol steps in Olympia to protest the death of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, who died during the arrest of protesters who took over a remote wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Finicum was fatally shot during the Jan. 26 arrest of standoff ringleader Ammon Bundy and six others during a traffic stop near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.  Police said Finicum reached for a gun. 

The protesters in Olympia said the federal government overreaches its authority and they want to send the message that Finicum did not deserve to die.

Mike Richards brought his two daughters to the rally.

"I want them to understand that standing for your rights is OK. It's not radical. It's not the wrong thing to do," he said.

On Friday, hundreds of people from across the country attended Finicum's funeral in Utah.

Finicum was the spokesman for the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Four people still remained holed up there. 

 


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