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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tensions have escalated between protesters and federal police who used a stun gun on a son of a Nevada rancher fighting a roundup of cattle that he claims have historical grazing rights northeast of Las Vegas.
No serious injuries were reported and no arrests were made, but family members told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that rancher Cliven Bundy's 57-year-old sister also was knocked to the ground during a confrontation Wednesday involving dozens of protesters and several U.S. Bureau of Land Management rangers.
Nevada BLM director Amy Lueders would not discuss details of the incident during a conference call with reporters late Thursday, saying only that it is under investigation.
She said Bundy's actions "do a disservice to the thousands of law abiding ranchers in the West."
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