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Italy's Grillo handed four-month sentence over rail protest

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - An Italian court sentenced Beppe Grillo, leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, to four months in prison on Monday for entering part of a sealed-off construction site during a protest against a high-speed train line in 2010. The incident occurred when Grillo and other protesters defied police orders not to enter a mountain hut built on land considered part of the site reserved for construction of a high-speed train line between Lyon in France and Turin in northern Italy.

INSIGHT-Beppe Grillo - Italian clown or political mastermind?

* Grillo offers Italians hope of clean politics * Critics say his movement is undemocratic * Internet strategist plays key role in party * Manslaughter conviction keeps Grillo out of parliament By Gavin Jones
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