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The Louvre shuts as staff strike over pickpockets
職員因扒手罷工 巴黎羅浮宮休館

French police patrol outside the Louvre Museum in Paris, France on April 11.
法國警察四月十一日在法國巴黎羅浮宮外巡邏。

Photo: EPA
照片:歐新社

One of the world’s most-visited museums, the Louvre in Paris, did not open on April 10 because of a protest by staff over pickpockets.

Staff at the museum said thieves, some of them children, were targeting both employees and tourists. Two hundred workers took part in a strike organized by the SUD union, according to AFP news agency.

The museum’s management said it had already asked for more assistance from police to deal with the problem.

Christelle Guyader of SUD told AFP that staff were coming to work “afraid.” “They find themselves confronted with organized groups of pickpockets who are increasingly aggressive and who include children.”(Liberty Times)

世界上最多人參觀的博物館之一、法國巴黎的羅浮宮,四月十日因為員工抗議扒手而休館。

這座博物館的職員說,包括大人和小孩的偷兒們,對職員與遊客都不放過。根據法新社,兩百名員工參與由SUD工會組織的罷工。

羅浮宮的管理階層說,已要求警方提供更多協助來處理這個問題。

SUD工會的成員蓋雅德告訴法新社,職員們「害怕」來上班。「他們發現自己面對的是有組織的扒手集團,而且這些扒手越來越囂張,還包括小孩子在內。」

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. pickpocket n.

扒手 (pa2 shou3)

例: Beware of pickpockets around town.

(小心鎮上的扒手。)

2. deal with v. phr.

處理;應付 (chu2 li3; ying4 fu4)

例: How do you intend to deal with this problem?

(你想怎麼處理這個問題?)

3. confront v.

面對 (mian4 dui4)

例: It’s an issue we’ll have to confront at some point.

(這是我們遲早必須面對的問題。)


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