Tribal ranger attracts weapon on local weather activists blocking street to Burning Man; conduct underneath evaluation

NIXON, Nev. (AP) — A tribal ranger’s conduct is underneath evaluation after he pointed a weapon Sunday at environmental activists and plowed his patrol automobile via their blockade on the street resulting in the annual Burning Man counter-culture competition within the Nevada desert.

The incident unfolded on a rural stretch of freeway on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reservation in northwestern Nevada. The protest calling consideration to local weather change stopped site visitors as attendees have been headed to the Black Rock Desert north of the reservation for opening day of Burning Man.

A information launch from the tribe’s chairman, James J. Phoenix, described the incident as a ranger utilizing his patrol automobile to clear “particles” out of the roadway after local weather activists refused to depart.