Original article in Greek,against the Canadian ElDorado Co. mining in Chalkidiki,N.Greece and the destruction of the environment. Please use the site’s translator.It’s one of those places that if it will be lost,the entire planet will be suffering. Relevant posts,plenty of them either on here or at the http://insomniadiary.wordpress.com one.
Even though i don’t feel the need to add any credits as we here are all fighting for the same cause[and that’s to stop the Hellenic-Canadian gold mining companies with persons highly paid and in certain high places like the current puppet government],i think i should.The post following was found here and both videos are from this YT channel
Η συντριπτική πλειοψηφία των κατοίκων που δεν έχει κάποια οικονομική απολαβή ή σχέση με την μεταλλευτική εταιρεία είναι αντίθετη στην επέκταση των μεταλλευτικών δραστηριοτήτων από τους Καναδούς ψευδο-επενδυτές και τους Έλληνες υποτακτικούς τους. Και αυτό συμβαίνει ανεξαρτήτως της όποιας κομματικής – πολιτικής τοποθέτησης του καθενός.
Χαρακτηριστικό αυτής της δήθεν ”αποδοχής” απο την τοπική κοινωνία είναι πως απαιτούνται καθημερινά 85 με 90 αστυνομικοί για να φυλάνε την εταιρεία Ελληνικός – Καναδικός χρυσός (χώρια οι σεκιουριτάδες) όπως δήλωσε στην ιστοσελίδα thesstoday, ο πρόεδρος της ΕΑΥ Χαλκιδικής, Ιωάννης Κυργιαφίνης. Για τέτοια αποδοχή μιλάνε…
Το να καταφεύγουν κάποιοι σε ΜΟΝΟΜΕΡΗ προώθηση καταφανέστατα καταστροφικών, επιστημονικά τεκμηριωμένα μη αειφόρων και εν τέλει αμφιλεγόμενων ψευδο-επενδύσεων στην ουσία αναιρεί και υπονομεύει κάθε προοπτική μιας υγιούς αναπτυξιακής δραστηριότητας.
Tension is high in Ierissos, Chalkidiki, Northern Greece, after police broke down doors and entered into the houses of two suspects, arresting them in front of the eyes of horrified wives and children. According to police the two men, 44 and 33 years old, were allegedly involved in an arson attack at the nearby gold mining site.The arrests at 3.30 in the morning alarmed the residents who moved out and attacked the local police station, breaking in, causing damages and setting furniture on fire. No police officer was present during the raid, as the station was closed for the night.
The village residents accused police of illegally breaking down doors and violently entering the homes, while police said that there were arrest warrants against the two men. “Force was used when the residents refused to let them in,” so the police.
According to residents, in the first home, police broke the door with a crowbar, however the suspect heard them and opened the door. In the second case, police broke the door with a kick.
According to Greek police statement, the investigation of Security Department in Thessaloniki had shown that hunting cartridges found at the site of the attack were fired from a gun that was later found in possession of one of the suspects, while DNA of the second man was identified in a cap left on the site.
The suspects’ lawyers question the police force saying their clients were at the police disposal anyway.
Minister of Public Order Nikos Dendias told private Mega TV this morning, “the law is apply” and interesting enough he added “it was considered right, that the suspects were taken by surprise”.
Apparently having growing up with Asterix comics, 54-year-old Dendias added:
“We won’t allow any community thinking to turn into a Galatian village and apply its own law.”.
According to latest information from local websites, the suspects will not be taken to Polygyros court due to security reasons. the interrogation will reportedly take place in Thessaloniki, some 150 km away.
Residents of Ierissos and various environmental organizations oppose the investment of Hellenic Gold, a subsidiary of Canadian Eldorado Gold, out of fear for their health and damages in environment. Clashes with police are often.
Hellenic Gold has been awarded an area of 26,400 hectares, of which 410 is forest land. Almost all the trees in the forest will be cut down as part of the mining firm’s plan to extract gold. The company says it will replant trees when it finishes its work.
Opponents of the mine argue it would lead to the destruction of the local forest and irreversible damage to the ecosystem.