Innu protesters block entrance to Muskrat Falls work site

Published on April 18, 2013
Innu protesters block entrance to Muskrat Falls work site today. — Photo by Derek Montague/TC Media

Innu protestors have effectively shut down the Muskrat Falls construction site near Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

The protestors are furious following allegations of racial slurs from a project manager at the site.

After a few protesters arrived at the scene earlier Thursday, by 5 p.m. dozens of protesters and pickups had driven right into the heart of the site.

Security at the scene appeared to make no effort to stop protesters driving through.

By 5 p.m. most operations at the site appeared to have been shut down, with workers trying to get home being blocked by protesters.

Innu leaders including Jeremy Andrew, Simeon Tshakapesh and Andrew Penashue are on the scene apparently waiting for a conference call with Nalcor officials in an effort to defuse the situation.

 

 

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Innu protesters are blocking the entrance to the Muskrat Falls works site in Labrador today.

The protest began after allegations of racist comments being made against Innu workers.

More details later and full story in Friday’s Telegram.