Since mid-June 2012 the Canadian Eldorado Gold, along with AKTOR of Bobolas and the blessings of the State are cutting of the primeval forest of Skouries to make it a huge surface mine. The pharaonic “investment” will dry up Chalkidiki and will drain every drop of water.
Clashes occurred in Skouries, Chalkidiki between local residents and police during a demonstration against the establishment of gold mines by Canadian Eldorado Gold. The police forces made extensive use of chemicals, and plastic bullets. Note that logging has started for the creation of the mines by Eldorado Gold and AKTOR.
The march started from Ierrisos with the protesters shouting slogans such as “they talk about profits and losses, we are talking about human lives.”