by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
The long-simmering dispute between a Nevada cattle rancher and the federal Bureau of Land Management boiled over Wednesday, resulting in a near riot.
The BLM disgracefully created a ‘designated First Amendment Area’ outside of which free speech is apparently banned. These protesters decided to pursue their free speech rights outside that area…and the video is the ugly result.
On a Nevada highway, protesters faced off against federal agents armed with taser guns and police dogs. Again and again, the two sides clashed, with a man appearing to be tased more than once as he pushed a dog away from a pregnant woman.
Ammon Bundy, the son of rancher Cliven Bundy, claimed he was the one being tased, according to the CBS affiliate KLAS-TV.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has rightly denounced the “1st Amendment area” limitation — but what is he going to DO about this dangerous overreach of Federal environmental agencies against an innocent Nevada citizen? He needs to send the highway patrol to this area to stop this before something tragic occurs.
Where is state sovereignty? Have we just given it up completely? First Arizona and illegal aliens. Now this?
A video obtained from Guerilla Media Network captured the confrontation as it took place.
*Caution: Strong Language
The agents eventually did the smart thing and pulled back, as emotions had reached a fever pitch.
There were a few minor injuries among protesters, including a woman who said a ranger hit her with a car, throwing her to the ground.
“I’m shook up, my hand’s cut, my knee’s you know, banged up,” Margaret Bundy-Houston told KLAS-TV.
For More Details on the standoff see:
Defiant Nevada Rancher Faces Armed Federal Agents in Escalating Confiscation Standoff
The dispute with federal agents is over 500 head of cattle belonging to the Bundy family grazing on public land. The Bureau of Land Management says they have been allowed to do so illegally and have been rounding up the livestock.
Gov. Sandoval released a statement Tuesday saying his office has received numerous complaints of Bureau of Land Management misconduct.
“I have recently met with state legislators, county officials and concerned citizens to listen to their concerns,” Sandoval said. “I have expressed those concerns directly to the BLM.”