The forest of Skouries in northern Greece’s Halkidiki peninsula turned into a battlefield as local villagers and Syriza leaning protesters clashed with riot police. Approximately 2000 demonstrators marched peacefully to Eldorado company’s site over the severe environmental impact from its gold mining operations. Riot police squads had already blocked the way through the entrance and hurled teargas to disperse the crowd.
Eldorado is a Canadian company listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM).