Saturday, March 9, 2013

Greece: Corruption, Police State & Struggle in Skouries

Riot police invaded the village of Ierissos on March 7, teargassing the school in the process. Photo by Katerina Seitanidou, used by permission.
Residents of a forested region in Northern Greece oppose the activities of a Canadian company subsidiary, which obtained gold mining rights in a controversial deal with the state. As police state tactics are reportedly used to quell protest, netizens in solidarity play a significant role in disseminating news.

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