A Nevada ranching family claims victory as government releases cattle
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 01:00
April 13 - U.S. officials end a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert after they had attempted to round up cattle illegally grazing on federal land. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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An intense stand-off in the Nevada desert between U.S. officials and armed protesters Saturday.
The government says rancher Cliven Bundy has been illegally grazing cattle on federal land. A team of armed rangers has come to take them.
But anti-government groups, right-wing politicians, and gun activists are rallying for Bundy.
The government backs down after talks with the Bundy family and releases the cattle.
Safety was a big concern for Metro Police.
SOUNDBITE (English) ASSISTANT SHERIFF JOE LOMBARDO, LAS VEGAS METRO POLICE, SAYING:
"We had a lot of fears. Individuals being shot, trampled. Individuals being run over on the highway. So it took a lot of resources, a lot of tax payer resources to associate with this."
Bundy's cattle are back on public land. It is unclear what the federal government will do next.
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