Eiffel Tower Shut Over Pickpocketing

The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been closed to the public as staff stage a walk-out to protest against a surge in pickpocketing gangs in its area.
Workers say the gangs are increasingly threatening them with assault or abuse.
The company managing the major tourist attraction said it was working with police to guarantee the security of staff and the public, but "regrets that visitors... are being punished".

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