Militia members claimed to have as many as 150 supporters with them at the Malheur National Wildlife refuge building in Princeton, Oregon. The group said they were not looking to hurt anyone, they would not rule out violence if police tried to remove them. The occupation came shortly after a few hundred marchers paraded through Burns, Oregon. The marchers were protesting the prosecution of father and son Harney County ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr and Steven Hammond. The Hammonds who were ordered returned to prison by a federal court which ruled their original sentences were insufficient. They had served time after being convicted in 2012 of setting fires on public land to protect property from wildfires.