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7 in Swiss trial over protest against quarry expansion

Andrew Cuomo

GENEVA (AP) — Seven activists have gone on trial in Switzerland on charges including trespassing and resisting arrest over their roles in a campsite protest against the expansion of a limestone quarry in rolling Swiss countryside. The defendants, who are being tried separately in rapid-succession hearings this week, are among some 40 people facing court action over the show of civil disobedience in March at Mormont hill, the site of a quarry owned by Swiss construction materials giant Lafarge Holcim located about 25 kilometers (15 miles) north of Lausanne.

Associated Press

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