9 Labrador demonstrators charged with ignoring court order over #MuskratFalls project

9 people facing charges over ignoring court injunction at Muskrat Falls hydroelectric site.

Trina Roache
APTN National News
Nine people were arrested during a blockade at Muskrat Falls in Labrador.

The Inuit fear the $11.4 billion dollars hydroelectric project will poison their food sources downstream from the dam.

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The group, including Inuit leaders, spend the weekend camped out in front of the site.

A judge issued an injunction prohibiting demonstrators from blocking the site Sunday.

On Monday, Yvonne Jones, the Liberal MP for Labrador told APTN National News that she has requested Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc to review the permits issued for the project.

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Trina Roache brings 18 years of journalistic experience to APTN Investigates. A member of the Glooscap First Nation in unceded Mi’kmaw territory, Trina has covered Indigenous issues from politics to land protection, treaty rights and more. In 2014, Trina won the Journalists for Human Rights/CAJ award for her series on Jordan’s Principle. She was nominated again in 2017 for a series on healthcare issues in the remote Labrador community of Black Tickle. Trina’s favorite placed is behind the camera, and is honoured when the people living the story, trust her to tell it.