Muskrat ac­tivists re­leased from jail

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

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.

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