LaVoy Finicum rally at the Capitol

Aldo Vazquez

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Supporters of LaVoy Finicum and the Oregon standoff militia members gathered at the Utah State Capitol this afternoon to protest the federal government and honor the memory of Finicum.

With American flags, and signs showing their disapproval of the federal government over 100 supporters of Finicum and militia members gathered on the south steps of the Utah Capitol.

“The threat that we have inside our walls is our own government,” says Ryan Petit a supporter of Finicum, “It’s turned against us, it’s literally made standing for freedom and standing for what is right illegal.  You have to ask permission for everything and that’s not what freedom is.”

Supporters call the removal of Cliven Bundy’s cattle from public lands, which began the resistance, a threat to their freedom.  And ask for an end to the prosecution of the men under arrest.

Standing nearby were a few silent protesters…

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