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Updated: December 15, 2010 16:52 IST

Eiffel Tower closes after strike by workers

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Eiffel Tower. File photo
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Eiffel Tower operators say the Paris landmark has been shut to visitors because employees are on strike to protest the suspension of a co-worker.

The company that runs the tower says Paris’ most-visited tourist site didn’t open on Wednesday morning, and the strikers have begun an open-ended walkout that could keep it closed for days.

A spokeswoman for the tower declined to specify the reason other than to say it was prompted by the suspension of a supervisor as a precautionary measure. The spokeswoman was not authorised to be publicly named.

The tower is open every day but has been shut several times recently for a bomb alert, intense snowfall and a nationwide strike against raising the retirement age.

The tower recorded nearly 7 million visits last year.

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