Press Release: Selective legality in Skouries, Halkidiki, Greece
On Wednesday, 02/19/2014 , another protest against gold mining (Hellas Gold S.A & Eldorado Gold Cortp.) took place in Halkidiki.
The protesters complained to the police that the construction of forest roads is done using hazardous mine materials (samples analyzes have shown large concentrations of arsenic and other heavy metals). The protesters also complained about the intention of Hellas Gold SA to install illegal container at the mine construction in Skouries.
Under the government’s doctrine of “law and order “, the law and order were restored by abusing protesters, vulgar – of sexual content – swearing towards women, injuring and arresting of three people on charges of disobedience and illegal violence. It’s well known that illegal violence in Halkidiki is always exercised by the protesters and ever by the Greek Police. Continue reading