Confrontation Between Protesters and Police in Northern Greece


Tension broke between protesters and police officers in Skouries, northern Greece, on Sunday, November 23.

Residents had gathered in order to protest against the area’s gold mines that are polluting the environment. Greek police used chemicals and stun grenades to prevent the crowd from entering the Hellas Gold SA site. The protesters responded by throwing stones at the policemen, while later in the evening, police were chasing protesters through the woods.

This, however, is not the first altercation between protesters and police in the area. During a confrontation that took place earlier this year, three people were rushed to the local hospital in order to treat injuries, while police made several arrests.