Experiments with Truth: News

Thousands in Romania protest plans for gold mine

Thousands of people blocked a major road in downtown Bucharest on Sunday to protest plans to create what would be Europe’s biggest gold mine.

Protesters marched past government headquarters yelling, “Your treason is measured in gold!” Demonstrations also took place in other cities, including the city of Cluj, where thousands called for the 2,000 year-old site where the open-cast mine will be located to be listed as a UNESCO heritage site.

Canada’s Gabriel Resources has been trying to gain permits to go ahead with the planned mine in northwest Romania’s town of Rosia Montana for 14 years.

More Follow External Link to Associated Press