FBI: 4 holdouts remain at Oregon wildlife refuge

A road sign marks a highway closed near Burns, Ore., near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Authorities were restricting access to the refuge following the arrests of leaders of an armed group who had been occupying the site to protest federal land policies. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

The FBI says four holdouts still are occupying a national wildlife preserve in southeast Oregon.

Bureau spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele said "nothing at all" happened overnight at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and she wouldn't discuss any strategic decisions planned for Friday.

The holdouts have been frequently posting to the YouTube channel "DefendYourBase" during the nearly four-week-old standoff but have not issued a video update since Thursday morning.

The three men and one woman have refused to leave without assurances they won't be arrested.

Authorities have apprehended 11 other activists, including group leader Ammon Bundy, and have fatally shot another during a traffic stop.

The group came to Oregon to protest federal land restrictions and the prison sentences of two local ranchers convicted of setting fires.

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