Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: After the occupation

Updated 0057 GMT (0857 HKT) March 30, 2016
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For the first time, we're getting a look at what life was like for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers -- and the damage they allegedly caused. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service released a series of photos from in and around the federal center near Burns, Oregon. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, told reporters it will cost roughly $6 million to repair the damage caused from the 41-day occupation that started in January. The center will also undergo upgrades before reopening in the summer. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The occupiers, led by rancher Ammon Bundy, initially said they were demonstrating against the sentencing of Dwight Hammond and his son Steven, ranchers who were convicted of arson on federal lands in Oregon. The group later said they were protesting government overreach. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Investigators processing the site found human feces, spoiling food, firearms and explosives, according to documents filed last month by federal prosecutors.

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Once the site was cleared, cleanup crews were allowed in to start sifting through the mess. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The extent of the damage drew swift condemnation from members of the Burns Paiute tribe, which considers the refuge sacred ground. Bundy said in a statement that he did his best to preserve artifacts at the refuge when the occupation began. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Money, cameras and computers are allegedly missing from the center, CNN affiliate KOIN reported. Authorities are still compiling an inventory. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
When the occupation started, Bundy said he and others were prepared to stay for months if necessary. They had enough food and other supplies, he said, to see them through for a long time. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The FBI said that dozens of people, including women and children, occupied the center.

Correction: An earlier version of this caption incorrectly described the shooting of a protester who was driving away from the refuge. According to Deschutes County Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, protester LaVoy Finicum was shot by state police after he defied orders and reached toward a pocket that contained a handgun.
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Sixteen people, including Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan, have been indicted. They face a federal felony count of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States through the use of force, intimidation or threats, the FBI said. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service