Video: Quebec Police Dismantle Innu Blockade Against Controversial Hydro Complex

Originally posted on Climate Connections:

Note: Due to an embedding problem, the video is not embedded, but is linked below toward the end of this post.

–The GJEP Team

Cross-Posted from Intercontinental Cry, Mar 11, 2012

Quebec provincial police went on the march last Friday to dismantle a blockade that a group of Innu citizens erected to protest the construction of hydro transmission lines through their traditional territory.

According to available reports, no one was arrested during the court-backed offensive, which the Innu passively tried to resist. However, a total of thirteen people were arrested, including ten women.

The blockade/checkpoint went up went up on March 5 after Innu representatives walked away from negotiations with Hydro-Québec over the proposed La Romaine Hydroelectric Complex.

The $6.5 billion project includes four new hydro dams that would ultimately provide electricity for various industrial projects including mines and aluminum refineries as part of the Plan Nord

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