Paris authorities decided to close the Eiffel Tower for visitors due to the protest rally at the Champ de Mars. This is stated in a message posted on the site of the architectural monument.
'Protests will take place at Champ de Mars on Saturday, November 24, 2018. This event does not allow us to provide our visitors with the optimal security conditions. Therefore, it was decided to close the monument to the public on that day,' it said.
Visitors who bought tickets for November 24, promised to fully refund their cost and receive apologizes for the temporary inconvenience.
At the same time, the message does not specify when the monument of architecture will be opened for visitors.
We recall that for a week in France there have been mass protests related to the decision of the authorities to increase taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel in 2019. Protesters in yellow vests blocked the roads and tried to break through to the presidential palace. Police used tear gas against them.
According to the latest information, during the protests in France, more than 500 people were injured, two died.
"We will install observation cameras on our satellites so that we know who is approaching us," said Defense Minister Florence Parly.
She also noted that the goal is not making war and transforming the space into a space of war, but to make France capable of protecting itself.