Another Protest Against Gold Mine Project



Protest Canadian goldmineUnrelenting in their opposition, thousands of Greek protesters on April 13 demonstrated against a gold mining venture under way in the northeastern region of Halkidiki, which locals say will cause irreversible damage to the environment.

About 2,000 people took part in the march in Athens and another 1,500 in Greece’s second-largest city Thessaloniki. Carrying banners against the project run by Hellenic Gold, a subsidiary of Canadian firm Eldorado Gold, the demonstrators chanted: “We want forests, land and water, not a grave made out of gold.”

“Fields full of cyanide and arsenic, that is what remains from gold” was another slogan. They also called for the release of two people who were arrested earlier this week in connection with a sabotage attack carried out on the mining worksite two months ago.

The company and government said the project will bring much needed jobs and revenue but the protesters say it will destroy the environment in the area and hurt tourism.


24 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t these people want jobs?

    They protest because they don’t have jobs then protest when there is potential jobs.

  2. Like OMG. LIke I don’t believe in those evil Gold mines. That’s exploitation of nature man. Those fascist racist capitalist pigs. Like. It’ll pollute the pot we’re smoking.

    (typed on a computer that has gold in it)

  3. Pfffff. Work is for slaves to the banks. We want to live in forest with
    the wildlife. It’s more natural. Civilization is soooo uncivilized man. All
    those chemicals.

    I’m going to call up all my friends on my cellphone — which has gold in it — so we can get together to protest this gold mine.

  4. Here’s the fun part, the Eldorado mine won’t use cyanide to extract gold, and it’s several kilometers away from the nearest village. These tools are protesting just for the sake of protesting.

  5. I’m a Greek on a Greek forum. You are a Skopian on a Greek forum. Apparently you have no life beyond obsessing over Greeks.

    Good luck pretending the Bulgarian dialect the communists renamed “Macedonian” has anything to do with the Greek on countless ancient Macedonian artifacts..

  6. Keep up the good work and fight People because this Coalition Gov’t is a joke with these three clowns and Venizelos the
    “master criminal”, are running Greece into the ground– Get rid of them before
    they destroy all here!

  7. The pillage of Greece has to stop somewhere and these people have a RIGHT not to want their enviroment polluted unlike the rest of you corporarte criminals who want to destory everything they can turn into greed money for themselves.. Get a life!

  8. You’re an idiot on this forum, not anything else…. Grow up, you moron and take your Skopians & Commie nonsense and shove them you know where!

  9. Either your the the biggest moron in the history of Greece or you are not Greek.

    You rant against me instead of the Skopian trolls that trash talks Greeks, trying to annex 1/3 of our county, and trying to delete the Greek people? And you really expect anyone Greek to believe you are Greek trollski?

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  11. The only annexing here is going on by the arrogant Germans and their TROKIA in cahoots with corrupt PASOK & ND… Get real!

  12. No moron. I’ve got nothing against Greeks. You’re just a tool who is annoying & fun to poke fun at. I know exactly where to find you. Besides, you found me but I bite back.

    Now, go rip some Skopian off, it’s not like you haven’t ! Sad.

  13. Surely I believe you have nothing against Greeks. This is why you troll this website ranting about Greeks. Tell it to the fish bigot.

    I also bite back you hatefilled anti-Greek trollski.

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