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14 officers hurt in clashes with striking truckers

'Pitchfork Movement' protesting taxes, fuel costs

09 December, 19:14
14 officers hurt in clashes with striking truckers (see related) (ANSA) - Turin, December 9 - Fourteen policemen were injured Monday when striking truckers clashed with police in Turin. Three police vehicles were also reportedly damaged. The truckers were part of the so-called Pitchfork (Forconi) Movement, which aims to block or slow transportation in a number of cities, including parts of Turin, Genoa, Florence, Sardinia and Veneto, in a bid to protest heavy taxes, high fuel costs and alleged government mismanagement.

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