All 27 suspects alleged to have committed a range of offenses during protests against gold mining in Skouries forest in Halkidiki had completed their depositions by Friday afternoon.

The suspects started their depositions on Thursday and all denied being involved in any offenses and rejected accusations that they had formed a criminal organization, a felony under Greek law.

Residents of Skouries have been involved in a long campaign against the gold mine, which is operated by Hellas Gold.