The Louvre Closed Because of Pickpockets


By OUTTraveler Editors

Security Guards at the World's Busiest Museum Go on Strike to Protest Uptick in Crime There.

The Louvre, the world's most visited museum, had to shut its doors when guards there went on a one-day strike because they are upset with what they say has been an uptick in pickpockets, reports.

Representatives for the Paris museum's more than 200 guards told Reuters that the guards were tired of being targeted by theft and that they want better security at the museum, which is visited by more than 9 million people a year.

"There are thefts and threats every day. The guards are fed up with being assaulted by pickpockets," he said.

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