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Feb 17, 2013 | 13:45 GMT

Greece: Disputed Gold Mining Project Attacked

Roughly 40 masked individuals attacked a disputed gold mining project in the Skouries area of the Halkidiki peninsula on Feb. 17, police said, Reuters reported. The attackers caused extensive damage with firebombs and flammable liquid, and 27 people have been detained. Local citizens and activists have protested the construction of the gold mine because of concerns over its environmental impact.

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