Twitter Loses it When Oregon Militia Leader Supposedly Compares Himself to Rosa Parks

By Kenrya Rankin Jan 06, 2016

A glance a Twitter shows that Rosa Parks is trending. But it’s not her birthday, or the anniversary of her famous bus voyage. Nope. The Civil Rights Movement icon’s name is at the tip of everyone’s fingers today because of the armed men who took over a federal building in Oregon.

A Twitter account that is attributed to Ammon Bundy, the leader of the group, posted the following message:



But MSNBC reporter Tony Dokoupil is now reporting that the account, which sprang up on January 3, is not actually run by Bundy.



But that hasn’t stopped the Internet from reacting to the juxtaposition of a freedom fighter and a man with a gun.