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France blocks trains from Italy to stop migrant arrivals

Activists planning protest in France posed a threat to public order; led to train not being allowed across border

France blocks trains from Italy to stop migrant arrivals
Tunisian migrants wait in front of Ventimiglia train station before taking their tickets to cross the French border, on April 18, 2011 in Ventimiglia, Italy. French authorities have blocked the passage of a train carrying Tunisian migrants from Italy. It is reported that activists planning a demostration in France posed a threat to public order which lead to the train not being allowed across the Italy-France border. (Getty Images)
France blocks trains from Italy to stop migrant arrivals
Tunisian migrants wait in front of Ventimiglia train station before taking their tickets to cross the French border, on April 18, 2011 in Ventimiglia, Italy. French authorities have blocked the passage of a train carrying Tunisian migrants from Italy. It is reported that activists planning a demostration in France posed a threat to public order which lead to the train not being allowed across the Italy-France border. (Getty Images)
France blocks trains from Italy to stop migrant arrivals
Tunisian migrants take their tickets at Vintimiglia train station to cross the French border, on April 18, 2011 in Ventimiglia, Italy. French authorities have blocked the passage of a train carrying Tunisian migrants from Italy. It is reported that activists planning a demostration in France posed a threat to public order which lead to the train not being allowed across the Italy-France border. (Getty Images)
France blocks trains from Italy to stop migrant arrivals
A Tunisian migrant waits at Vintimiglia train station to cross the French border, on April 18, 2011 in Ventimiglia, Italy. French authorities have blocked the passage of a train carrying Tunisian migrants from Italy. It is reported that activists planning a demostration in France posed a threat to public order which lead to the train not being allowed across the Italy-France border. (Getty Images)
France blocks trains from Italy to stop migrant arrivals
Tunisian migrants wait at Vintimiglia train station to cross the French border, on April 18, 2011 in Ventimiglia, Italy. French authorities have blocked the passage of a train carrying Tunisian migrants from Italy. It is reported that activists planning a demostration in France posed a threat to public order which lead to the train not being allowed across the Italy-France border. (Getty Images)