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  • Jim Learning Speaks Out About Charges Against Journalist

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    A Labrador elder arrested for trespassing on the Muskrat Falls site along with Justin Brake says charges against the reporter should be dropped.

    Jim Learning was arrested with a couple dozen protesters who broke into the compound surrounding the construction site in October 2016. Justin Brake, the editor of the Independent online newspaper, was among them.

    In court this week, Judge Wynne Anne Trahey ruled that criminal charges laid against Brake will stand.

    Learning says there is no principle in attacking the media. Learning says this is about “freedom of the press.”

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