Europe

Eiffel Tower shut, transport snarled by French strikes

  • The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, shines in the colors of a rainbow to honor victims of Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando gay club, Monday, June 13, 2016. People brought banners, flags and candles to the Place Trocadero in front of the Paris landmark. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, shines in the colors of a rainbow to honor victims of Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando gay club, Monday, June 13, 2016. People brought banners, flags and candles to the Place Trocadero in front of the Paris landmark. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Riot police officers detain protesters during a demonstration in Paris Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Street protests are planned across France, rail workers and taxi drivers are going on strike and the Eiffel Tower is due to be closed as part of a protest against a reform aimed at loosening the country's labor rules. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Riot police officers detain protesters during a demonstration in Paris Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Street protests are planned across France, rail workers and taxi drivers are going on strike and the Eiffel Tower is due to be closed as part of a protest against a reform aimed at loosening the country's labor rules. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • Workers hold flags and burn flares during a day of strikes and protests, in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, June 14, 2016. Workers strike across sectors of the French economy and march through French cities in what unions hope is a huge outpouring of discontent at changes to labor protections and a big challenge to the government. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    Workers hold flags and burn flares during a day of strikes and protests, in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, June 14, 2016. Workers strike across sectors of the French economy and march through French cities in what unions hope is a huge outpouring of discontent at changes to labor protections and a big challenge to the government. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)  (The Associated Press)

Street protests are planned across France, rail workers and taxi drivers are going on strike and the Eiffel Tower is due to be closed as part of a protest against a reform aimed at loosening the country's labor rules.

The company operating the Eiffel Tower said in a statement that the monument is closed Tuesday because the public's safety couldn't be ensured due to a strike among workers.

Taxi drivers temporarily blocked some of Paris' main streets. And seven unions and student organization called for demonstrations against the proposed labor law, which is being debated in the Senate.

In a separate protest, Air France pilots are striking to demand better working conditions. About 20 percent of all Air France's flights were cancelled, according to the company.