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Thousands of people gathered today in the Union Square in Cluj-Napoca to protest against the Rosia Montana exploitation project. This action took place in 27 cities from Romania and 19 cities from Europe and the US.<br />
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The project for exploiting Rosia Montana was approved by the Romanian government. The Canadian gold mine project will use 12.000 tones of cyanide a year in the leaching process, 12 times the amount used for mining gold in the whole Europe according to 2011 figures.<br />
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Four mountains that surround the village will be partially destroyed and the Roman galleries which are unique in Europe will be damaged in the process.