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Right-wing militants return to Oregon to hold ‘rolling protest’ over LaVoy Finicum’s death

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Members of militia groups angry over the shooting death of LaVoy Finicum, who had adopted a spokesman role in the nearly month-long occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, are planning a “rolling protest” starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, KOIN reports.

Finicum was shot and killed after confronting authorities this week. Video of the incident shows Finicum reaching twice for his waist. The militants who have been occupying the refuge since January 2 have made it no secret that they are armed.

A handful of protesters remain inside the wildlife refuge, even though occupation leader Ammon Bundy has called for them to go home. Bundy and others who were intercepted and arrested while trying to leave the refuge for a meeting in a neighboring county this week are being held without bail as they await their trials.

KOIN didn’t report which group was organizing the protest, but the Pacific Patriot Network issued a “call to action” for a “peaceful” protest. The Idaho 3% will continue the protest on Monday, though a time has not yet been set.

The occupation of the wildlife refuge started with a protest on January 2 over the federal prison sentences of two Oregon ranchers convicted of arson. During the course of the protest, Bundy and his followers broke into the refuge, where they would hunker down for weeks to come.

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Saturday’s protest comes as pressure has mounted on authorities to bring the situation to an end.

KOIN reporter Jennifer Dowling posted brief video of the protest to Twitter, as seen here:

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Stephen Colbert mocks Eric Trump in a way that must be seen to be believed

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Stephen Colbert mocked Eric Trump so badly it has to be seen to be believed.

The moment came after Colbert played a clip of the young Trump child saying that 95 percent of the United States supports him, the camera cut to Colbert doing his Eric impression.

"I've got big gums, and I cannot lie," Colbert said.

"Yeah, 95, guys, I'm tellin' ya," Colbert said, pretending to be Eric with his lips curled up.

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Black Pennsylvania Trump voter wonders if he’s still welcome in the GOP

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Tuesday, CNN released interviews with Texas Trump supporters who defended his racist attacks on four Congresswomen of color. Wednesday night, Van Jones showed his panel of supporters of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. But things got tense when a Black Trump supporter was asked about the president's racially charged statements.

Two men, one white one Black, in the group said they supported Trump and probably would again because business was good. Two women in the group lamented that Trump's racism was hurtful for the country.

"I just go back to values," the older women said. "I value treating people with dignity. And if there is anything that is incongruent with those values, then I'm not for that. So I'm not going to put profit over my values."

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Don Lemon lists ‘manipulative garbage’ Trump uses to exploit his supporters’ ignorance

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CNN host Don Lemon thinks that President Donald Trump is using issues like race to manipulate his voters into voting against their own interest.

In his opening commentary, Lemon showed the clip of Trump's supporters chanting "send her back" at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is a Somali immigrant who came to the U.S. when she was just 12 years old.

He then cited a tweet that Trump sent out earlier Wednesday.

"New Poll: The Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in predicting the 2016 Election, has just announced that "Trump" numbers have recently gone up by four points, to 50 percent. Thank you to the vicious young Socialist Congresswomen. America will never buy your act! #MAGA2020," Trump tweeted.

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