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The Romanian government is considering allowing a Canadian-based company to mine gold in the village of Rosia Montana.
“Romania is known for three major things: beautiful nature, plenty of nice people, and sadly, a corrupt government,” said IU graduate student Alexandra Cotofana, who was part of a group collecting petition signatures Friday in front of the Sample Gates.
Cotofana said within one hour they gathered about one hundred signatures to stop the proposed gold mine. The demonstrations at IU are part of a larger movement.
As The Guardian reports, demonstrators have also been holding a series of protests in Romania’s capital, Bucharest, this week and an international day of protest is planned for Sunday.
Rosia Montana is generally known for how beautiful she is: The Beautiful village of Rosia Montana