Capital calls for patriots with peaceful resistance


Bosoo Khukh Mongol Movement, a nationalist group, organized “Calling for Patriots” yesterday, a nonviolent resistance gathering at Chinggis Square to protect Noyon Mountain from mining activities.
Capital residents have once again gathered to protest against the amendment made to the Law on the Rules of Compliance for the Law on Prohibition against Exploration and Mining in Headwater Areas, Protected Zones for Water Reserves and Forest Lands, commonly known as the “long-named law”. The amendment was approved on February 18, 2015, at a parliamentary session specifying that the Gatsuurt open pit gold mine would be turned into a strategically important deposit, allowing mining activities.
Protesters say that due to this decision, the Noyon Mountain basin is currently being attacked and destroyed.
During the protest on Sunday, a podium was set up, providing the opportunity for anyone who joined the gathering to express their thoughts.
BosooKhukh Mongol Movement held a press conference at the Zuunii Medee Building earlier this year, on February 25, to encourage everyone to actively participate in the “Calling for Patriots” nonviolent resistance event.
A member of BosooKhukh Mongol Movement said at the press conference, “The hunger strike may have been forcefully stopped, but our fight will continue in a different form.”
Protests organizers report that approximately 22,000 people to date have signed a petition opposing mining operations at Noyon Mountain.

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