The action, sanctioned by the hard-line Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu, followed a peaceful anti-TAV demo on Monday, attended by over 50,000 protesters, and has drawn widespread condemnation from all Left organisations in Italy, inside and outside parliament. Activists have reacted by occupying and blocking the A32 autostrada (motorway) between Turin and Frejus, and calling for solidarity from all over Italy. Today (Thursday) there's been a 30,000-strong demonstration in Venaus which has attempted to re-occupy the building site, and which has led to more violent clashes with riot cops.
ANSA: Police derail Alp tunnel protest ( http://www.ansa.it/main/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2005-12-06_2053656.html)
ANSA: EC seeks to ease rail link protest ( http://www.ansa.it/main/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2005-12-07_2060730.html).
All sites below in Italian:
La Repubblica: la lunga notte della Val di Susa (href=" http://www.repubblica.it/2005/k/sezioni/cronaca/tavtolioneuno/lanotte/lanotte.html). Includes links to background stories.
La Repubblica: 50.000 alla marcia anti-tav ( http://www.repubblica.it/2005/k/sezioni/cronaca/tavtolioneuno/susaschiavazzi/susaschiavazzi.html). Report on the massive anti-TAV demo on Monday.
NO TAV ( http://www.notav.it/). Main site for anti-TAV campaigns.
Indymedia Italia: Resistenze no-TAV ( http://italy.indymedia.org/archives/archive_by_id.php?id=2604&category_id=1)
Certi treni è meglio perderli ( http://www.narcomafie.it/articoli_2005/art5_07_2005.htm). Background article.
Now the police mybe want to attack the people that leave there in the cold of the night!!