My first encounter with the Save Rosia Montana Rally was by Cloud Gate aka The Bean inside Millennium Park Chicago Illinois. I wasn’t sure exactly what this demonstration was about. My original thought was it must be a protest of some sort. Turns out it is a group of people opposing what could be serious environmental damage from the Roșia Montană Mining Project – if it gets operational approval.
“Roșia Montană Project is a gold and silver mining project initiated by Roșia Montană Gold Corporation in Roşia Montană, Romania.”
“Opposition to the project was originally organized by Eugen David, a local farmer who refused to sell his land to Roșia Montană Gold Corporation.”
“2013 Romanian protests against the Roșia Montană Project are an ongoing series of protests in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and dozens of other cities in Romania and abroad against the Roșia Montană mining project”
See more of the Save Rosia Montana Rally in Millennium Park at 7 minute mark in the video below.