Several thousand people gathered in the center of Turin to protest against a controversial high-speed rail link between the city and Lyon. The line is slated to run through a small Alpine village.
According to the rally’s organizers, up to 10,000 people from all over Italy took to Turin’s streets on Saturday. Local media estimated the number at 4,000 people, La Repubblica newspaper reported. The Italians were protesting the costly project that could also ruin the Susa Valley’s ecology.