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Eiffel Tower closed as workers join strike against labour reforms

Published 28/06/2016 | 13:30

The Eiffel Tower in Paris (stock photo)
The Eiffel Tower in Paris (stock photo)

The Eiffel Tower has been closed for the day during nationwide protests across France against plans to reform labour laws.

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The company that runs France's most famous monument said that with some personnel taking part in strike action, there are not enough people to open the Eiffel Tower and ensure public safety.

Protesters from numerous sectors will march through Paris later on Tuesday, as the Senate votes on the controversial labour measure that would make France's 35-hour working week longer and lay-offs easier. The measure must still be reviewed by the lower house.

The Bill has led to several protests across France in recent months, often involving violence.

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