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A lots French authorities injured in clashes with protesters opposing rail link in Alps By Reuters


© Reuters. Activists participate in a demonstration versus the Lyon-Turin rail link in between France and Italy, in Les Chavannes-en-Maurienne, France, June 17, 2023. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse


PARIS (Reuters) -Twelve authorities were injured on Saturday in clashes with demonstrators in France’s Savoie department where a demonstration versus a high speed rail job in the Alps turned violent, authorities stated.

Some 2,000 protesters, consisting of an approximately 300-strong dark-clad hardcore, remained in the Maurienne Valley challenging building of a rail link consisting of a tunnel in between Lyon and the Italian city of Turin.

They tossed rocks at riot authorities, who reacted with tear gas, and one demonstrator was injured, regional prefect Francois Ravier informed a press conference.

Association Les Soulevements de la Terre objected to that figure in a Twitter post late on Saturday and stated 50 demonstrators were injured, consisting of 6 who were hospitalised.

” The day is not over, we stay sensible and mobilised,” stated Ravier, keeping in mind a security existence would go through the night.

Interior minister Gerald Darmanin tweeted the authorities injury toll. Border checks showed up 400 things, like knives and hammers, while 96 people understood by security services were returned to Italy, the authorities stated.

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