Four deny involvement in Halkidiki gold mine attacks

Four of 27 people summoned for questioning by police in connection with a string of attacks on a controversial gold-mining company in Halkidiki, northern Greece, on Thursday denied any involvement.

The four individuals did not appear at the region’s central police station in Thessaloniki, opting instead to send a written statement with their legal counsel.

They and another 23 people due for questioning on Friday, are being investigated over a series of violent incidents, which included the injury of a police officer during clashes with protesters, the torching of cars belonging to Hellas Gold employees, and an attack on the home of a former miner, among others.