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Protesters in Greece Clash with Police Over Gold Mine, Again

9 Sep

Riot police show up to protect mining interest

Hundreds of protesters have battled riot police for hours over plans for a gold mine in northern Greece’s Halkidiki peninsula.

Police fired tear gas to fend off protesters who had gathered in the Skouries area of Halkidiki, northern Greece, on Sunday to protest gold mining activity.

Dozens of residents of the nearby village of Ierissos, as well as protesters who arrived by coaches and cars from Thessaloniki, approached the forest in Skouries, where Hellenic Gold, a subsidiary of Canadian firm Eldorado Gold, has begun mining activity that locals are appealing against.

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Greek Protests against Vancouver’s Eldorado Gold

10 Jun

About 600 people demonstrate against Vancouver based Eldorado Gold in Thessaloniki, Greece, in April, 2012. Photo by Teacher Dude.

Government push to bring in new mines as solution to economic woes rejected by residents

by Dawn Paley

As people in Greece fight austerity in the streets, top officials are pushing open pit mining as a way out of the country’s economic despair. But just as folks in Greece have taken action against an imposed economic paradigm, they are taking a stand to protect their lands from mining Continue reading