Forest Service Says Rainbow Family Members Threw Rocks and Sticks
Cheyenne, WY – The U.S. Forest Service says that about
400 members of the Rainbow Family threw rocks and sticks at ten federal officers on Thursday night as they tried to arrest one
member of the group.
The agency says five members of the group were arrested and one officer was injured slightly.
Rita Vollmer is spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service. The agency is monitoring this year's gathering of about 7,000 members of the Rainbow Family on federal land near Big Sandy, in Sublette County.
Vollmer issued a statement Friday morning saying that 10 Forest Service officers were patrolling the main meadow of the Rainbow
Family's camping area on Thursday night. The statement says that a mob of Rainbow Family members confronted the officers as they tried to detained one person the agency describes as being uncooperative.