Yesterday morning 60 women have made a protest towards the factory of “Hellenic gold” in skouries village. The result of this protest was the direct mobilization of riot police. 3 women have been arrested, one badly injured by riot police. The arrest was made as an excuse to prevent vehicles which belong to the company that the time of protest were going to the factory site. Halkidiki residents had gathered in the area demanding that Hellas Gold stop its mining activities, which they consider illegal. After the arrests of the 3 women, new clashes started between the residents and the police. According to police, seven policemen were injured. One of the policemen was shot with a shotgun and taken to the hospital along with the other injured.
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