Giant golden ball in Yerevan streets: Environmentalists hold protest against Amulsar Gold Mining Project

A group of environmentalists today held a protest in downtown Yerevan against the planned exploitation of the Amulsar gold mining project.

They rolled down ‘a 70-ton golden ball’ along the city streets informing people of the possible consequences of the project. The group claims that the mine-exploiting company (Lydian International) envisages extracting 70 tons of gold from the area.

“… And the Armenian Government has given its consent to the project that will destroy our nature. I think this ‘gold bullion’ can replace the dismantled statue of Lenin [at Republic Square] as it fully corresponds to value system that our authorities adhere to,” environmentalist Apres Zohrabyan wrote on Facebook.

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