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Oregon Town Calm After Protests Over Arrests, Killing of Occupiers

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    A makeshift roadside memorial for rancher LaVoy Finicum stands on a highway north of Burns, Oregon Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Finicum was killed Tuesday night in a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police on a remote road. Four people occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge held their position Sunday. They have demanded that they be allowed to leave without being arrested.

    The town of Burns, Oregon, was calm Sunday after dozens of people protested the killing of a man who was part of the nearly month-long occupation of a wildlife refuge, NBC News reported.

    Saturday’s protest came after a “call to action” by the Pacific Patriots Network, a group that says it coordinate “community resources to protect life, liberty, property and the environment.”

    The network posted a statement on Friday, condemning the arrest of one of the occupiers as well as the killing of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, the occupiers’ de-facto spokesman.

    Four people remain at the refuge, despite Ammon Bundy’s calls to “stand down.”