Northern Greece gold mine protesters clash with police

Protesters calling for the closure of a Canadian-owned gold mine on the Halkidiki peninsula, northern Greece, clashed with police on Friday.

A group of anti-gold mine activists claimed they tried to enter the area of the quarry from a rural side road so they could make a record of the “destruction” being wrought on the environment but were thwarted by riot police.

A few of the protesters clashed with the police after the latter tried to stop them from gaining entry into the mine area from another location.