CrisisWatch

Issue 13, March 2013

Clashes & massive protests over gold mining in N. Greece

Following a February 17th, 2013, arson attack against the newly settled mining worksite of Hellas Gold (95% Eldorado Gold, 5% Aktor) in the forest of Skouries (Halkidiki, N. Greece), residents of Ierissos blocked the road in order to prevent the Police from searching the houses of suspects. Riot police reportedly made extensive use of tear gas, even spraying the local school yard and affecting a number of schoolchildren. Despite the opening of ov...
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