Agence France-PresseMarch 9, 2013 10:45
Thousands of protesters on Saturday joined a demonstration in Greece's second city Thessaloniki against a Canadian gold mining project which locals say will cause irreversible damage to the environment.
Around 15,000 protesters shouted slogans against the government headed by conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in the largest demonstration on the issue so far.
"Junta, police, Antonis Samaras," many chanted.
Among the protesters, estimated at around 9,000 by police, was a group who marched as grim reapers, dressed in black and carrying scythes.