This injured N.L. fisherman paid a heavy price protesting for free enterprise

It takes some effort and plenty of discomfort and anxiousness for Richard Martin to lift himself off his couch, settle in behind his walker, and make his way around his house. It was just after 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, and Martin was one of hundreds of frustrated seafood harvesters — many of whom had travelled long distances — who were blockading Confederation Building in St. John’s, preventing public service workers and politicians from accessing the sprawling complex. With Port de Grave fisherman John Efford Jr. leading the charge, they were there fighting for what they were calling “free enterprise,” or the right to have more say over how they catch, land and sell their seafood. Video, Photos, more, >>CLICK TO READ<< 08:10

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