Protesters disrupt Euro 2016 Trophy Tour

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Access to a train carrying the European Championship trophy across France has been blocked by protesters fighting to stop planned labor law reforms.

The train, which traveled through 25 cities and spent three days in each of the 10 cities hosting Euro 2016 matches, reached its final stop on Wednesday morning at Paris' Gare du Nord station.

Fans are normally allowed inside the train to have their photo taken with the Henri Delaunay Cup, but it remained closed Wednesday because of the protests, a spokeswoman for the tour, Shriley Ribeiro, told The Associated Press.

Euro 2016 starts Friday amid a tense social climate as the socialist government's plan to reform the labor market has led to massive strikes and demonstrations, which often have turned violent, over the past two months.