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Skouries Gold Mine: Clashes between residents & police, tear gas in school

Broader clashes between angry residents and police started on Tuesday morning in Ierissos, Chalkidiki, the area where the disputed gold mining triggers tension. Greek media report that the residents started the incidents when they attempted to hinder police units from searching in some homes of the area.

There are claims  that police fired tear gas inside a school with the effect that two high school students fainted. They have been apparently transferred to the hospital, while parents of other students rushed to school to pick up their children. Former mayor of Stagira told Skai TV  this morning “teargas has been fired even at the school of Ierissos.” Greek police dismissed the claim.

sources: http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com and http://antigoldgreece.wordpress.com/

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