France's Louvre museum in Paris was forced to close temporarily on Wednesday after 200 staff members staged a walkout in protest against increasingly aggressive pickpockets who are now targeting both tourists and museum workers, a union source said.
Management sources at the museum said about 200 workers "exercised their right to walk out" on Wednesday. The museum said it had already lodged a complaint with prosecutors in December 2012 and demanded greater police presence.
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