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Louvre workers walk off job over pickpockets

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 20:35

Paris: Paris` famed Louvre museum has been closed after workers walked off the job to protest what they say is the increasing problem of pickpockets at work in the museum`s vast galleries.

Louvre spokeswoman Sophie Grange said the museum, which normally attracts up to 30,000 visitors a day at this time of year, did not open today. She was unable to say when the museum would reopen or provide a figure for the number of pickpocketing victims at the museum.

The Louvre claims to be the world`s most visited museum, with nearly 10 million visitors last year.


First Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 20:35
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