Close

Donate today to keep Global Voices strong!

Our global community of volunteers work hard every day to bring you the world's underreported stories -- but we can't do it without your help. Support our editors, technology, and advocacy campaigns with a donation to Global Voices!

Donate now

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

Anti-mining Protesters Converge in Greece's Second Largest City

Thessaloniki protest

Screenshot from protest video. Thessaloniki, Greece.


More than 6,500 protesters from around Northern Greece converged in Thessaloniki on Saturday, November 24, 2012 to warn the inhabitants of Greece's second largest city about the environmental fallout caused by gold mining.


Thessaloniki-based independent media collective Alterthess, as well as the Vancouver Media Collective posted photos and videos (see above) of the event. Monthly protest-promenades, often met with police brutality, are organized by Hellenic Mining Watch activists in the primeval forest of Skouries, which is threatened by mining operations conducted by a subsidiary of the Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold company. Photojournalist Alexandros Michailidis posted more photos of the protest on Demotix.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices
* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site