In 2014, a group of protesters from across the country, some of them armed, arrived in Nevada to side with Cliven Bundy, a Bunkerville rancher who had long feuded with the federal government. Bundy raised cattle on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. A judge ordered the BLM to round up Bundy’s cattle, as he had not paid his grazing fees. That resulted in a tense armed standoff, which ended when federal law enforcement backed down. Burleson and others were arrested later.