French ‘anarchist cell’ goes on trial for alleged TGV rail sabotage

Accused say politicians meddled in high-profile case to portray themselves as tough on crime

Members of an alleged anarchist organisation have gone on trial accused of attempting to sabotage part of France’s high-speed rail network a decade ago.

Investigators say the Tarnac group deliberately placed steel rods on overhead power cables on three TGV lines.

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