Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018
TURIN

Police, protesters clash at Monti's railroad unveiling

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Turin, January 14 - Clashes between police and
protesters broke out on Monday in Turin where Italian Premier
Mario Monti was unveiling a piece of a controversial high-speed
rail line that will link Italy to France.
One demonstrator was hospitalized for a cut to his head and
one policeman received first aid, while a number of protesters
were cited for disorderly conduct.
The high-speed rail line, known in Italy as the TAV, will
eventually connect Turin to Lyon.
It has sparked years of protests, sometimes violent, from
locals concerned over the environmental and financial cost, and
activists from both countries have joined forces to block the
multi-billion-euro project, to little avail.
"We must overcome kneejerk resistance, that have on some
occasions blocked infrastructure progress that is important to
the transport system and the competitiveness of our country,"
said Monti at the inauguration of the Porta Susa international
rail hub.

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