Ammon Bundy: ‘We will continue to stand’

Bundy remains in jail because he still faces charges in Nevada standoff

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, Ammon Bundy sits at a desk he is using at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The Oregon standoff trial entered its second week with a fish biologist testifying in federal court Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Portland, Ore., that occupiers left her office at the refuge "completely trashed." (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, Ammon Bundy sits at a desk he is using at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The Oregon standoff trial entered its second week with a fish biologist testifying in federal court Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Portland, Ore., that occupiers left her office at the refuge "completely trashed." (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The leader of a federal wildlife refuge takeover in Oregon says his group will “continue to stand” after he and 6 others were acquitted last week of charges in the case.

Ammon Bundy in a photo taken after being returned to Portland following arraignment on separate federal charges in Nevada, April 25, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
Ammon Bundy in a photo taken after being returned to Portland following arraignment on separate federal charges in Nevada, April 25, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

Ammon Bundy told The Oregonian/OregonLive in a phone call from the Multnomah County Detention Center Monday that it was their duty to stand.

“We did it peacefully,” Bundy said, adding, “We did it legally, and the jury’s verdicts confirmed that.”

Bundy also said the trial ended in “another example of the government not following the law” when U.S. marshals arrested his attorney for challenging the judge’s order to keep him in custody.

He called for prosecutors to drop charges against other occupiers set for February trial on the same conspiracy charge.

Bundy remains in jail because he still faces charges in the standoff at his father’s Nevada ranch. Bundy said he expects he and brother Ryan Bundy will be moved on Tuesday to Nevada.