The “Caravan of solidarity and information against the gold mining in the region of Chalkidiki” is now in the Syntagma Square. The residents of Chalkidiki passed from different Greek towns such as Katerini, Larissa, Volos and Lamia.
The aim of the “caravan” is to inform people in other towns of the “destructive consequences of gold mining in the area of Halkidiki.” In the cities that they visited, they met with different institutions, informing people and organizing demonstrations.
The last stop of the “Caravan of solidarity and information” is Athens, where they are now demonstrating.
Earlier this evening, they had a press conference and they also sent a letter to the central offices of the company “Greek Gold S.A.” In their letter, they say that they will continue their battle for the protection of nature. “Greece is not well-informed for what will be done in Halkidiki. That’s why we create the “caravan,” said their representative Mr. Giorgos Zoubas.
He noted that the huge mining activity which will take place in Chalkidiki, means the destruction of the environment. He also mentioned that “the government wants to uphold legality with all costs, however the company doesn’t respect the rules and has already made some illegal actions.”