Supporters gather at Idaho Statehouse to honor LaVoy Finicum

LaVoy Finicum Rally

BOISE - A large crowd of people gathered on the Statehouse steps in support of LaVoy Finicum Saturday afternoon.

Finicum is one of the faces of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge take-over in Harney County, Oregon. Last week, he was shot and killed during a confrontation with police after he drove away from a traffic stop on Highway 395, near Burns.

But ralliers at the Idaho Capitol say he was gunned down unlawfully, and waved signs like "Hands Up, Don't Shoot".

"LaVoy wasn't just a person that they killed," supporter Michael Mclaughlin, told KTVB, "he was a voice of freedom, he was a voice of the rights of all Americans, you and me."

"This is just to show his family support that we support him, we believe what he stood for and we believe he was killed unjustly," event organizer Andrew Chavez said.

Details about what happened between Finicum and law enforcement have not yet been released. View the FBI video of the encounter here.

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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