Muskrat activists released from jail
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. (CP) - Three Labrador protesters jailed after refusing to obey a court injunction ordering them to stay away from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project site are to be released. The trio - Jim Learning, Eldred Davis and Marjorie Flowers, who activists describe as Inuit elders - were taken into custody July 21 and held at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s, N.L. Their incarceration became a focal point for protests around the Muskrat Falls megaproject, with about two dozen protesters rallying Monday at the Confederation Building in St. John’s, where they presented a 3,000-name petition calling for their release.
All three were released to return home after court appearances Monday, VOCM reported.
Davis signed an undertaking, while Flowers and Learning will be under house arrest until their next court appearances, VOCM reported. Learning is 79 years old and being treated for prostate cancer.