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NEWS: Anti-mine protesters march on Canadian consulate in Thessaloniki, Greece

The Associated Press reports, “About 3,000 protesters have marched in the northern Greek city (of Thessaloniki) in protest against what they claim are environment-threatening gold mining projects. Riot police barred the protesters’ intended route to the Canadian Consulate on Saturday, but no incidents were reported. Canadian company Eldorado Gold Corp. is involved in four gold mining projects, all in northern Greece. …Opponents of the projects include owners of houses rented to tourists, environmentalists and leftist activists opposed to any foreign investment.” Several Council of Canadians blogs can be read on this situation, starting with ‘VIDEO: Women protest Canadian mining company’s forest cutting in Greece’ at http://canadians.org/blog/?p=17197.