Louvre workers walk off job over pickpockets

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.

Updated: Apr 10, 2013, 20:35 PM IST

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.

PTI