Greece Protesters police clash over gold mine

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Owners of tourist lodging are fiercely opposed due to environmental reasons while prospective miners claim the project will create thousands of jobs at an economically difficult time.Opponents, abetted by leftist activists, succeeded a decade ago in canceling a multimillion-dollar gold mining project in a nearby area.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) – Hundreds of protesters have battled riot police for hours over plans for a gold mine in northern Greece’s Halkidiki peninsula.Police say protesters threw firebombs at them, setting ablaze a forested area on the site. The fire has been put out.Protesters claim a tear gas grenade thrown by police injured Radical Left Coalition member of parliament Vangelis Diamantopoulos.This is not the first clash over the gold mine, which has pitted inhabitants of the area against one another. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img

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