Eiffel Tower Closed on Tuesday Over Labor Reform Protest

© AP Photo / Kamil ZihniogluFrench riot police officers patrol under the Eiffel Tower, near the entrance of the soccer fan zone, prior to the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between France and Romania, in Paris, Friday, June 10, 2016
French riot police officers patrol under the Eiffel Tower, near the entrance of the soccer fan zone, prior to the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between France and Romania, in Paris, Friday, June 10, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Staff of the Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris will take part in the strike against labor reform in France, according to the statement.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, which hosts about 20,000 visitors per day, is closed on Tuesday for public due to a protest against an extremely unpopular labor reform bill, the Tower's operating company SETE said.

"Tower's staff will take part in this intraprofessional day. As the staff on site was not numerous enough to open the monument, the Tower will be closed all day," SETE said in a statement.

Trade unions are protesting against the labor bill as part of Tuesday's demonstration, authorized by the prefecture. The rally is set to take place at 14:00 p.m. local time (15:00 GMT), with protesters marching from Bastille to Place d'Italie.

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On June 14, the Eiffel Tower was closed for public due to the same reasons.

Some seven million people, with 80 percent of foreigners visited the Eiffel Tower in 2015. On average, the Tower reportedly hosts between 15,000 and 20,000 people per day.

In recent months, France has been hit by massive long-standing nationwide protests and sporadic strikes over a bill on the labor reforms, which seek to extend working hours, impose a cap on damages in cases of unfair dismissal as well as remove barriers to firing employees on economic grounds.

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