(Las Vegas Review-Journal) Two brothers from St. George, Utah, were detained and cited by federal authorities Thursday afternoon as they crossed into an area closed for the ongoing roundup of "trespass cattle" on public land in northeastern Clark County.
Tyler and Spencer Shillig said they were held for at least an hour after they intentionally crossed underneath a gate blocking the road to Overton Beach at the northern end of Lake Mead National Recreation Area northeast of Las Vegas.
Tyler Shillig, 28, said they decided to join the protests against the federal roundup of rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle after they heard about the Bureau of Land Management trying to restrict protesters to a pair of First Amendment areas.
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"The federal government has way overstepped its bounds," Tyler Shillig said. "For them to try to corral me in a 20-by-40 free speech zone is inexcusable."