oped: Kudos to the #FBI who maintained a calm patience and control of the situation...they did not respond to the whacko calls from the progressive bent within the Oregon governors office to attack and eliminate the protestors! There is still the issue of how the road block and death of Lavoy went down...I am confident it will work it's way through the court system now that the stand off has met it's peaceful end!
The Oregon stand-off ended Thursday after three occupiers surrendered and the last man finally went with police hours later after threatening to commit suicide.
“I’m actually holding a gun to my head,” occupier David Fry said as facilitators attempted to coax him out, saying later, “I’m tired, everybody.”
He watched the three other remaining protesters — Sandy and Sean Anderson and Jeff Banta — surrender to the FBI, then told supporters on a livestreamed phone conversation that he would not turn himself in until “my demands are met.”
The three protesters turned themselves in after the arrival of two facilitators, Nevada state Assemblywoman Michele Fiore and the Rev. Franklin Graham.
Mr. Anderson surrendered with his hands in the air holding an American flag alongside his wife Sandy, according to Mr. Fry, who described the scene in an online conversation with Ms. Fiore and supporter Gavin Seim.
After Mr. Banta turned himself in, however, Mr. Fry shouted, “Unless our grievances are heard, I will not go out!” He later said he wanted a “peaceful resolution,” and that, “Nobody’s going to get hurt unless they make some kind of move.”