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Italy: Protesters rally as workers uproot olive grove to make room for gas pipeline00:50

Italy: Protesters rally as workers uproot olive grove to make room for gas pipeline

Italy, Melendugno
March 28, 2017 at 19:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police formed a cordon between protesters and workers assigned to rip up an olive grove in Melendugno, Tuesday.

Contractors are uprooting olive trees in preparation for the launch of construction on land-based infrastructure for an undersea pipeline that will bring Azerbaijani gas into Italy from 2020.

Several protesters were reportedly detained by police earlier in the day following scuffles.

Italy: Protesters rally as workers uproot olive grove to make room for gas pipeline00:50
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Police formed a cordon between protesters and workers assigned to rip up an olive grove in Melendugno, Tuesday.

Contractors are uprooting olive trees in preparation for the launch of construction on land-based infrastructure for an undersea pipeline that will bring Azerbaijani gas into Italy from 2020.

Several protesters were reportedly detained by police earlier in the day following scuffles.

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