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9 arrested at Muskrat Falls in early morning police raid

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9 people are in custody after an early morning raid at the construction site of the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric project. Photo courtesy: Justin Brake/The Independent.

by Trina Roache, APTN National News, October 17, 2016
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L — Nine people arrested in an early morning raid on a camp at the entrance to the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric construction project are in custody and waiting to go before a judge. Read the rest of this entry

NunatuKavut celebrating after Muskrat Falls injunction thrown out

About a dozen NunatuKavut members staged a protest on the Trans-Labrador Highway on April 5. — Telegram file photo.

About a dozen NunatuKavut members staged a protest on the Trans-Labrador Highway on April 5, 2013.
— The Telegram file photo.

CBC News, Dec 04, 2014

Members of an aboriginal group in Labrador are celebrating a big win in the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court of Appeal.

On Wednesday, a panel of three judges threw out an injunction preventing members of NunatuKavut, formerly the Labrador Métis Nation, from protesting at the Muskrat Falls construction site.

The injunction stemmed from a demonstration at the site in October 2012.

NunatuKavut president Todd Russell said its right to freedom of expression had been denied for two years, and now members have been vindicated. Read the rest of this entry