(ANSA) - Turin, February 11 - A hearing of trial of 23
anarchists accused of terrorism charges in a 'bunker' court at
Turin's Vallette prison had to be suspended and the courtroom
cleared due to protests on Monday.
Tension is high in the city after the authorities last week
cleared a nursery school that had been occupied by anarchists
and was alleged being used as a base for terrorism activities.
This was followed by clashes during a protest in central
Turin on Saturday, in which 11 people were arrested, and more
trouble on Sunday during a demonstration outside the Vallette
The protestors set off and threw flares and a building on a wing of the jail caught fire. On Monday around 50 anarchists managed to disrupt the trial by shouting "hands off the nursery".
The trial regards suspected members of the Informal Anarchic Federation (FAI) group that planted several bombs between 2005 and 2016 in several parts of the country. These included letter bombs targeting former Bologna Mayor Sergio Cofferati and former Turin Mayor Sergio Chiamparino.