Another Protest Against Gold Mine Project

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.

  • Alithia

    How many times can you cover the same subject?

  • Alex

    Until the disease of leftist extremism is purged from the minds of Greeks.

  • Opa

    Don’t these people want jobs?

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

  • Opa

    It’s a bit like you ranting on about the same things over & over on online forums

  • Leftard

    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)

  • Leftard

    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.

  • Alex

    Sort of like you do when you coming trolling Greeks on this forum Skopian?

  • Opa

    You’re a loser on an endless mission

  • Opa

    So how would you afford your princesses cigarette habit?

  • gllev

    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.

  • Alex

    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..

  • worldarts

    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!

  • worldarts

    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!

  • worldarts

    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!

  • FYROMArts

    Support Communists. They will save you.

  • Alex

    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?

  • Savas response to every issue

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  • worldarts

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

  • Opa

    hahahhahahaha

  • worldarts

    Give me free money, not work.

  • Opa

    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.

  • Alex

    OPA is a Skopian.

  • Alex

    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.

  • Alex

    The SKopian Nazis aren’t trying to annex Greece? Really? Why do think so many of them troll Greek reporter and spread hate against Greeks everywhere they go? What’s this about then?

    http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/9575/gruevski3tu9.jpg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A18TUGNEfwM