The No TAV movement (named for the Italian initials for high-speed train) has invaded construction sites, blocked highways, and battled police. “Our objective is to let them know we’re here,” says Alberto Perino, the movement’s longtime leader. “And that we plan to keep on coming.”
High-speed rail in Europe seems like a no-brainer. But anti-rail groups in Italy have prevented the construction of a high-speed line through the Alps for two decades. And they’re not giving up.
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