Thirty miners sealed themselves in a mine gallery at the goldmine in Skouries

Thirty miners sealed themselves in a mine gallery at the goldmine in Skouries

Athens, August 25, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Inside one of the galleries of the goldmine in Skouries, Halikidiki have sealed themselves from Monday afternoon more than 30 miners. The workers of the mines request the withdrawal of the decision on the suspension of the works and refuse to come out if their demands are not met.

The miners are very well familiar with the underground galleries of the mine and at least at this stage their lives are not at risk. Their motto is “we will not back down if we are not justified” and state determined to stay until the end. For its part, the company informs that it has open all vents as so facilitate the best possible conditions for the men, while also on the spot is the doctor of Hellas Gold.

Earlier, 2000 workers in the mines had blocked the junction in Stratoni Chalkidiki, which led to the arrest of two of them, but were released a short time later.