A report today claims that 16 protesters were arrested at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada. Is this true or false?
The story is fake. It was published by the fake news website National Report, which posts outlandish stories in the name of satire. In the fake report, we read:
The standoff in Nevada reached new heights this afternoon as armed federal agents began arresting militia members gathered to protest in support of Cliven Bundy.
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Bundy Ranch Cliven Bundy’s son Dave was arrested in the early days of the standoff, but no arrests have been made since. Tensions cooled over the weekend, but Nevada Senator Harry Reid was quoted as saying, “Well it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and just walk away from it, so it’s not over.”
Bottom Line Arrests were not made at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada. This report comes from a fake news website which publishes outlandish stories.
Source: Multiple Militia Members Arrested at Bundy Ranch, Charged with Domestic Terrorism (National Report)