'Citizens For Constitutional Freedom' Plan Lewistown Rally

Mar 4, 2016
Originally published on March 4, 2016 5:18 pm

Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, the group that occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, is holding nationwide rallies this weekend, including one in Lewistown Montana. 

A video and Facebook post released today by the group's Executive Director Jake Morphonios calls for citizens to fight back and restore the U.S. constitution as the supreme law of the land.

“In the lands of the west, good law abiding citizens have been under assault by the federal government for decades," Morphonios says in the video.

The organizer of the rally in Montana, John Degel, expects around 100 people at Symmes Park in Lewiston on Saturday to support the group's cause.

During the rally a memorial service will be held for LaVoy Finicum, who was shot and killed by Oregon police during the weeks long standoff at the refuge.

“Generally we are going to honor a good man and then let everyone vent a little bit,” says Degel.

Degel says he wants to make it clear that this group is not a militia that is rising up in arms against the government.

He says the group will talk about getting ballot initiatives going to fix the issues they see with government overreach.

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