Ammon Bundy says wearing jail scrubs shows he's a political prisoner

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Ammon Bundy has had a change of attire.

After wearing a suit jacket for the first two days of his trial, Bundy appeared in jail scrubs Thursday.

In a statement read by one of his attorneys, Bundy said he wants to drop the facade he is presumed innocent, and dress like the political prisoner he is.

Bundy's clothing was an issue before trial, when he was not allowed to wear cowboy boots.

His brother and co-defendant, Ryan Bundy, wore a suit jacket Thursday, but told the judge he supported Ammon's decision.

The brothers and five co-defendants are on trial for the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year. They are charged with conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their jobs at the remote bird sanctuary.


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