The RCMP informed media sources that almost around 6 a.m. today, it responded to a call for help from the area almost 10 kilometres from the Muskrat Falls project site, where it discovered a group of protesters to have blocked the highway and impeding traffic. The roadblock produced a line of vehicles that was roughly a kilometre long. Aditionally, the RCMP shared that the protesters were uncooperative when requested by officers to stop the blockade and due to their refusal to obey a direct order, they were consequently arrested. The RCMP ensures that it will continue monitoring the situation. In light of the recent arrests, which also included former MP and NunatuKavut Community Council president, Todd Russell, the chair of NunatuKavut’s new on-the-ground action committee, Kirk Lethbridge, has taken over communications for the group.