Young residents of the villages of Teghout and Shnogh began blocking the road to the Teghout mine this morning at 5. The protestors are not allowing mine employees to get to work.
Residents are protesting the fact that the mining company had fenced off a parcel of land, thus cutting off access to a holy shrine in Lorout and the forest in the mountain above.
Many local residents say they can no longer pick berries in the area.
The young protestors say they will continue to block the road until the fence has been removed.