CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A U.S. Forest Service official says the agency must consider banning the Rainbow Family from its land after a confrontation led to the arrest of at least eight people in Wyoming.
John Twiss, director of Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations in Washington, D.C., said Monday that he was among the officers who responded last week when Rainbow Family members threw sticks and rocks at federal officers.
The Forest Service says the episode started when officers tried to arrest a member of the Rainbow Family, a group of hippie types and eccentrics who camp on public land every year.
About 7,000 people turned out for this year's event, held on Forest Service land near Big Sandy in western Wyoming. ADAP2K