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Malheur arrests, as they happened on social media

As the Tuesday’s confrontation unfolded, key information came out on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Reports of Ammon Bundy’s arrest and unconfirmed gunshots began cropping up on social media Tuesday night when occupiers were en route to a public meeting in John Day, Oregon, about 100 miles from Burns, where most militia groups were stationed. Bundy, leader of the nearly four-week-long occupation at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, was taken into custody along with seven other individuals during the ensuing arrests. 

Paige Blankenbuehler is an editorial fellow at High Country News. She tweets

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