Miners from Eldorado gold mine in northern Greece argue with riot police during a protest against the suspension of Eldorado's investment in Greece, outside of the Environment ministry in Athens,on September 13, 2017. (AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI)
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A group of miners from northern Greece clashed with police Wednesday outside government buildings in Athens during a protest called after their Canada-based mining company threatened to suspend investments in the country.The company's stance has angered the government, which has accused Eldorado Gold of attempting to apply political pressure, timing their announcement two days after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a speech at an annual trade fair stressing Greece was friendly to international investments.The company employs more than 2,000 staff and contractors in Greece.
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