Protesters against the high-speed rail link through the Italian Alps
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Italy high-speed rail protest turns violent

In Italy, five people have been arrested after a protest march against a high-speed rail link being built between Italy and France became violent.

Demonstrators had gathered near Turin to voice their fears that an area of outstanding natural beauty will be damaged by the construction.

At least 30 police and carabinieri officers were injured in the clashes, which authorities have blamed on left-wing extremists.

Wendy Urquhart reports.

  • 04 Jul 2011
  • From the section Europe