Thousands of Greek Miners Protest Feared Job Losses

April 16, 2015 8:03 AM

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About 4,000 workers at a northern Greek gold mine and their supporters are demonstrating in Athens, in the most significant labor challenge the new radical left-led government has faced since its election in January.

Protesters fear job losses because the governing Syriza party has fought the privately-owned mine on environmental and financial grounds. Authorities have temporarily revoked a permit for a key ore enrichment plant at the Skouries mine, and accuse the mining company of encouraging the protests.

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