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Planet Ark World Environment News Environmental Protesters Block French-Italian Railway

Date: 01-Nov-05
Country: ITALY

The protests, which were focused on the environmental impact of the new service, led to clashes with police, according to reports from Italy's Green party, which also asked Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu to intervene.

The demonstrations, near Turin, host of the 2006 Winter Olympics, prompted the cancellation of 15 trains and the delay of another six, said a spokesman for rail company Trenitalia.

LTF, a consortium of French and Italian railway operators, had planned to conduct geological surveys for the project on Monday.

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