A deal has been reached between Bundy family leaders and the Bureau of Land Management, but not without some very tense moments.
Armed Bundy family leaders met with BLM officers Saturday afternoon in Mesquite to discuss the fate of the Bundy’s cattle that the feds removed from BLM land, over the past week.
Under the deal the cattle were released from a holding area near Mesquite, back onto the federal lands they were removed from.
However, according to the BLM, the deal does not absolve Bundy from any of the fees he owes for having the animals there in the first place.
Rancher Cliven Bundy is not describing it as a deal, but as the American citizens taking back the cattle.
“There is no deal here. The citizens of America and Clark County went and took their cattle. There was no negotiations. They took these cattle. They are in possession of these cattle and I expect them to come home soon,” Bundy said.
Prior to the meeting, hundreds of protesters, some armed, tried storming the BLM’s cattle gate, but weren’t successful. The crowd was urged to wait 30 minutes and give both sides a chance to talk.