CNN PRODUCER NOTE Adela Trofin says the police 'did their job quite well' in working with the crowds protesting this week in Iași, Romania. Protests occurred there the week before, and Trofin captured these photos on Sunday, September 15. The demonstrations are part of ongoing protests in Bucharest, Romania, over a controversial mining project. The mining project would use cyanide to mine 314 tons of gold from the historic site, according to data from Gabriel Resources Ltd., the Canadian company behind the project. The company says it has commitments to environment and cultural heritage issues and says the project is a 'world-class, long-term and sustainable investment,' while critics say the move will destroy historic villages and ancient gold mines. Trofin says: 'Iași is not a very active city in terms of protests and social activism, so it was quite incredible to see over 1,000 people out in the street, with drums, trumpets, white flags drawn with Roșia Montană and Romanian flags painted with Roșia Montană, and with plastic bottles filled with pebbles to march in solidarity and stand against cyanide mining.' Please note that crowd size estimates are difficult to confirm and may vary.
- nsaidi, CNN iReport producer