Eiffel Tower Staff Strike Over Surge In Pickpocketing
Workers at the Eiffel Tower in Paris went on strike Friday over a recent surge in pickpocketing.By Ben Lawson | May 22, 2015
On Friday, the Eiffel Tower was forced to shut down for part of the day after workers went on strike over what they say is a surge in pickpocketing.
Workers say that the pickpockets work in groups of four to five people; there could be as many as 30 at the Tower at one time. Workers complain that the groups fight amongst themselves and have even threatened staff.
A similar strike occurred at the Louvre art museum in 2013 after staff complained of being spat at and even assaulted by pickpocket gangs.