Thousands march in Greece against Eldorado Gold

Thousands of protesters marched Saturday in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki against what they believe are environment-threatening gold mining projects, owned by Canadian Eldorado Gold Corp, (TSX:ELD) (NYSE:EGO).

According to AFP, protesters carried a banner reading "Toxic dust doesn't have boundaries. No to gold mines" in Thessaloniki while in Athens, 500 gathered.

Vancouver-based Eldorado through its subsidiary Hellenic Gold is involved in four gold projects, with the largest of them on the Halkidiki peninsula, the focus of protests. he tourist area.

More than 200 people in the Halkidiki tourist region are due in court on criminal charges connected with the demonstrations according to AFP.