BURNS, Ore. - Four people occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge held their position Saturday and posted live videos that reveal their hyper-vigilance against federal officials who they fear may try to move them out to end the monthlong standoff.
The jailed group's leader, Ammon Bundy, and 10 others who were arrested earlier in the week remained in custody. Through his attorney, Bundy on Saturday again called on the remaining occupiers to leave.
During one early morning video posted by a man identified as David Fry, the armed occupiers express concerns about nearby aircraft, and Fry gets jumpy when he believes he hears gunshots near the entrance.
"False alarm," he then said after realizing the noise came from a generator or some other type of equipment.
"We're not dead yet," he said, repeating a theme that he and others have expressed through the weeks of the occupation. They've said they will only leave if given immunity from prosecution and are ready to die defending their position.
The FBI has said it's trying to resolve the situation peacefully.
Meanwhile, some residents of the nearby town of Burns, Ore., say they are sick of the disruption to their lives.
"We just want to go back to the way we were," said Barbara Ormond, who owns a quilt store in downtown Burns, on Saturday. "We want everyone to leave us alone."
While the standoff has led to filled-up hotels and restaurants, others say the conflict is upsetting to residents and pitting neighbor against neighbor as people have opposing views.
"It's tearing the community apart," said Bonnie Angleton, who owns a gift shop downtown. "I care about the people who live here."
Bundy and several other jailed leaders appeared Friday in federal court in Portland, where a judge denied their release. U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman said Bundy, his brother Ryan Bundy and Ryan Payne pose a danger to the community, and she is concerned they would not follow orders to return to Oregon for criminal proceedings.
Kate Marsh, an artist in town, said many residents work for the government, while many others have their livelihoods depend on government agencies.
"There is some dissension in the community," Marsh said.