Romanian, Hungarian and Austrian Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance of the Environment Ministry in Bucharest on Tuesday to protest against the lack of official action in the case of Rosia Montana, the controversial gold mining project in Western Romania.

The protest was argued with the refusal of Romanian Environment minister Sulfina Barbu not to suspend the “illegal procedure” of environmental impact evaluation for the Rosia Montana project, which is considered disastrous by Greenpeace.

The protest concluded with the intervention of the police, which applied fines to the Romanian protesters.

Greenpeace submitted a request a request to the ministry on July 13 this year calling for a suspention of the environmental impact evaluation procedure at Rosia Montana, which it considers illegal. The move was supported by Alburnus Maior, the most vivid organization in challenging the gold mining project there.