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Charges against aboriginals who protested Muskrat Falls project dropped

01/12/2015 01:52 EST | Updated 03/14/2015 05:59 EDT
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. - Charges against aboriginals who held demonstrations protesting the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador have been dropped.

Members of NunatuKavut were charged for protesting at the construction site of the development despite an injunction.

Last month, the province's Court of Appeal overturned the injunction, ruling that it was too broad and infringed on natives' rights to carry out "normal aboriginal activities on the land."

NunatuKavut represents members of the southern Inuit in Labrador.

The group says it will continue to participate in lawful protests.