As many as 12 French police officers were injured during protests against the rail link in the Alps. Around 2,000 protesters were in the Maurienne Valley protesting the construction of a rail link that includes a tunnel between Lyon and the Italian city of Turin. There were reportedly “300 dark-clad hardcore” protesters who were said to be throwing rocks at riot police. The police sprayed tear gas and one protestor was wounded, Francois Ravier, the local prefect said at a news conference. The protestors said their count of injured was 50 demonstrators, including six who were hospitalized.