This is Western “civilization.” It is a place where supposedly “legitimate” governments will openly steal the hard-earned money of European citizens for their own purposes.
Here is the original Reuters report.
If you think it can’t happen here in America you have forgotten your nation’s history (if the schools even bother with it anymore). During the Depression FDR banned ownership of gold. They stole it all (aside from the gold belonging to people who probably told FDR where he could stick his ban).
It happened once before here in the USA. It happened in Malta a couple of years ago. It appears that it is about to happen in all of Europe. It would be foolhardy to pretend that it couldn’t happen here.