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Quick Hit: Police Confront Protesters in Venice Lagoon

Police in Venice took on protesters by boat and jet ski on Tuesday near the site of a planned meeting between the Italian and French leaders.
March 8, 2016, 8:06pm

Italian police blocked boats of protesters from reaching Venice's St. Mark's Square on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President Francois Hollande.

More than 500 people demonstrated against the leaders' plans to restart work on a high-speed train line connecting Lyon and Turin. They're also demanding that cruise ships no longer be allowed into the city's historic lagoon.

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