Gabriel Resources off 13 per cent in face of protests

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Image of Gabriel Resource protest's in Romania from YouTube

The big protests in Romania have clipped Gabriel Resources (TSE:GBU) 13.53% over the last five days and it is now trading at $1.46.

The stock's 52-week range is $1.11 to $2.94.

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Image of Gabriel Resource protest's in Romania from YouTube

On Tuesday Romania's President Traian Basescu suggested there may be a referendum on the mine after thousands took to the streets. The crowds were angry that a draft bill had been reached between the government and the company on licensing and revenue sharing.

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Image of Gabriel Resource protest's in Romania from YouTube

The protests have gained traction in social media.

Reporting about the protests by Al Jazeera made the front page of Reddit. A Facebook page seeking to turn Rosia Montana into a UNESCO world Heritage site has 117,000 likes. And there has been chatter on Twitter.