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Skouries, Chalkidiki: two locals in pre-trial detention as tension in the village sky-rockets, once again

Source: Occupied London

Today, another two residents of the village of Skouries (which has been resisting gold extraction in the area) were ordered in pre-trial detention as suspects for the arson against the gold extraction machinery that had taken place in February this year. This now brings the number of locals in pre-trial detention up to four.

While the police were taking one of the locals away, his 17-year old son tried to grab him back, only to be snatched by the police as well. The video above is of the father of the person detained (and grandfather of the 17-year old) being hit by the police, moments later:

Meanwhile, back in the village of Skouries and in Megali Panagia, tension is out of control with the locals having barricaded all entrances to the villages, while the Riot Police attack with tear gas.

More updates on the Skouries Struggle from Occupied London.

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