Five face federal charges over ride through protected Utah canyon
Federal prosecutors in Utah filed criminal charges on Wednesday against five men who allegedly organized and led an all-terrain vehicle protest ride into a red-rock desert canyon closed to motorized use by federal land managers.
About 300 protesters participated in the May ride through Recapture Canyon, where officials are trying to protect numerous Native American archaeological sites including ancient rock art, dwellings and other artifacts.
The demonstration near the southeastern Utah community of Blanding was part of a push-back by protesters against federal control of public lands across the West. Read more.
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