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High-speed railway protest in Italy

07-04-2011 09:11 BJT

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Italian police have clashed with protesters opposing the construction of a high-speed railway between Italy and France. More than 180 people were injured.

About 6,000 people marched in the Susa valley, near Turin, to try to prevent workers building a tunnel. Protesters say it will damage the environment. According to reports scuffles broke out at several points near the construction site.

Police arrested at least five people and used teargas to disperse protesters. France and Italy signed a deal 10 years ago to build the high-speed railway. Villagers in the valley have strongly opposed the project, which is supported by the local and federal government.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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