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Rail protesters clash with police in Italy

TURIN, Italy - Protesters opposed to a high-speed train line linking Italy to France threw stones and firecrackers at police during renewed clashes in an Alpine valley on Sunday.
Thousands of people joined mainly peaceful marches in the Susa valley, near Turin, to try to prevent the construction of a tunnel they say would damage the environment.Five police officers were injured in scuffles close to the building site, following several injuries in similar clashes earlier this week.
France and Italy signed a deal in 2001 to build the high-speed line and open a more modern, faster transport link between two of Europe's biggest economies.
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