Remaining Oregon occupiers claim FBI has shut down their phones and cut off their Internet access
Four of the Oregon occupiers remain holed up in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and are now claiming that the FBI is cutting them off from the outside world by blocking their phone calls and shutting off Internet service.
According to OPB, David Fry — who has yet to surrender to federal law enforcement — said he can still receive calls on his phone but not call out. He claimed that phones belonging to the other occupiers have become worthless; unable to call out or receive calls as well as access the Internet.
Writing on Facebook, militant supporter and Oath Keeper member Greg Whalen claims he talked with Fry who confirmed the phone shutdown, but added that other supporters who try to call Fry now end up speaking with the FBI instead.
According to Whalen, occupier Sandy Anderson said they have no plans to surrender.
“They will not come out and Sandy wanted me to put it out there that if news reports say they surrendered… it was not by their free will,” Whalen wrote. “Once again, they have no internet.”
According to OPB, the militants have moved outside of the Malheur refuge buildings and are using a generator for power.
They said they weren’t sure if power has been cut off to the buildings in the refuge.
The holdouts include Fry of Blanchester, Ohio, husband and wife Sean and Sandy Anderson of Riggins, Idaho, and Jeff Banta of Elko, Nevada.
The four previously indicated they would surrender if they were pardoned, along with the everyone else taken into custody for the four week occupation of the refuge.
“That’s our current demand. Everybody’s got to be pardoned. We all gotta go free. We all get to go home. Other than that, (we) don’t know what’s going to happen next,” Fry said.
“We all want to leave,” Sandy Anderson added. “We’re here, and we’re worried we’re going to die.”