user preferences

New Events

Greece / Turkey / Cyprus

no event posted in the last week
Recent articles by Dimitri (republishing)

imageAthens, Greece; Housing Squat for Refugees 0 comments

image1918-1922 Arditi del Popolo 0 comments

imageΕργατικές κο ... 0 comments

Recent Articles about Greece / Turkey / Cyprus Environment

Το κράτος ούτ&#... Aug 24 17 by Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία

Για το Αιολικ&#... Jul 30 17 by Ελευθεριακή Συνδικαλιστική Ένωση Ημαθίας

Επιχειρούμε_... Jul 24 17 by Αναρχική Πολιτική Οργάνωση

Riots during protest against “Greek El Dorado”

category greece / turkey / cyprus | environment | news report author Monday October 22, 2012 17:45author by Dimitri (republishing) - MACG (personal capacity) Report this post to the editors

Skouries, Halkidiki, 21 October 2012

Riots during protest against “Greek El Dorado” at Skouries, Halkidiki, 21 October 2012
photo_001_alexandros_michailidis_skourieshalikidiki_211012.jpg

http://doc4life.net/2012/10/22/skouries-halkidiki-octob...rado/

Conflicts, arrests and injuries was the scenery of the protest in Skouries yesterday, where hundreds residents and supporters gathered to protest against gold mining activity.

From the morning yesterday committees struggle against the gold mines in Halkidiki started protest and 6 km march to Skouries. Several hundreds of residents of the nearby village of Ierissos, as well as protesters who arrived by coaches and cars from Thessaloniki and the rest of northern Greece, approached the forest in Skouries.

Skouries is located in the eastern Chalkidiki peninsula, northern Greece and is the place where Hellenic Gold, a subsidiary of Canadian firm Eldorado Gold, has begun mining activity that locals are appealing against.

Protesters concerned that the recent endorsement of gold mining will bring great damage to forestland in Halkidiki. On July 24, the Council of State ruled that company Hellenic Gold would be allowed to start digging in Skouries, in order to reduce unemployment in the region. Almost all trees in the forest area allotted to the Hellenic Gold company will be cut down for the gold mining.

Riot police blocked the protesters from approaching the mine and fired tear gas. Protesters accused the police of making heavy use of tear gas, causing a fire in the woods, and of chopping down trees to prevent demonstrators from approaching the facilities.

There are reports of at least two injured protesters and 21 arrests. Until late at night, residents have surrounded the Polygyros police station in solidarity to the arrested.

photos: Alexandros Michailidis

text: Dina Batzia

Related Link: http://doc4life.net
This page can be viewed in
English Italiano Deutsch
¿Què està passant a Catalunya?

Front page

La sangre de Llorente, Tumaco: masacre e infamia

Triem Lluitar, El 3 D’octubre Totes I Tots A La Vaga General

¿Què està passant a Catalunya?

Loi travail 2017 : Tout le pouvoir aux patrons !

En Allemagne et ailleurs, la répression ne nous fera pas taire !

El acuerdo en preparacion entre la Union Europea y Libia es un crimen de lesa humanidad

Mourn the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living

SAFTU: The tragedy and (hopefully not) the farce

Anarchism, Ethics and Justice: The Michael Schmidt Case

Land, law and decades of devastating douchebaggery

Democracia direta já! Barrar as reformas nas ruas e construir o Poder Popular!

Reseña del libro de José Luis Carretero Miramar “Eduardo Barriobero: Las Luchas de un Jabalí” (Queimada Ediciones, 2017)

Análise da crise política do início da queda do governo Temer

Dès maintenant, passons de la défiance à la résistance sociale !

17 maggio, giornata internazionale contro l’omofobia.

Los Mártires de Chicago: historia de un crimen de clase en la tierra de la “democracia y la libertad”

Strike in Cachoeirinha

(Bielorrusia) ¡Libertad inmediata a nuestro compañero Mikola Dziadok!

DAF’ın Referandum Üzerine Birinci Bildirisi:

Cajamarca, Tolima: consulta popular y disputa por el territorio

Statement on the Schmidt Case and Proposed Commission of Inquiry

Aodhan Ó Ríordáin: Playing The Big Man in America

Nós anarquistas saudamos o 8 de março: dia internacional de luta e resistência das mulheres!

Özgürlüğümüz Mücadelemizdedir

© 2005-2017 Anarkismo.net. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Anarkismo.net. [ Disclaimer | Privacy ]