(St. George Spectrum) Two members of Cliven Bundy’s family involved in a physical confrontation Wednesday with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officers during a raucous protest on State Route 170 near the Virgin River Wednesday were recovering Thursday from minor injuries sustain in the altercation.
Margaret Houston, 57, Cliven’s sister, and Ammon Bundy, Cliven’s 38-year-old son, were protesting Wednesday with some 55 to 65 others when they confronted several BLM vehicles including a dump truck pulling a backhoe that were approaching SR-170 from a dirt road the agency had closed to round up Bundy’s "trespass cattle" south of the Virgin River. The protesters came from a roadside "camp" across the river from the road.
They are protesting the BLM’s move to round up and auction all cattle on federal land in Southern Nevada. Bundy and the BLM have been feuding for more than 20 years over the animals.
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