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IU Group Protests Plans To Build Largest Gold Mine In Europe


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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.

protestors at Indiana University gathered one hundred signatures on a petition opposing a proposed mine in Rosia Montana
protestors at Indiana University gathered one hundred signatures on a petition opposing a proposed mine in Rosia Montana

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