Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Greece: brutal police repression in Chalcidike mine conflict

Thousands of people marched this weekend again against the gold mine that big capitalists plan to open in the Chalcidike peninsula destroying a forest and polluting the environment.

Police this time tolerated the march of 8 km to the village of Skouries but there police set up a fire (unbelievable, right? - true however) and attacked the marchers with unusual brutality, abusing specially the use of teargas, which was thrown inside cars systematically.

One victim of criminal tear gas attacks, who lost control of his car and hit a policeman, has been charged with grievous bodily harm. Some other 15 people were arrested and charged with rebellion against the state

Source: first person narration (and video, although not of the repression, just the march) at Occupied London - From the Greek Streets.

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