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Dozen arrested after Eiffel Tower protest

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Paris police say 12 people have been arrested after environmental activists breached the Eiffel Tower’s security, hung a protest sign and rappelled down.

Eiffel Tower in Paris. (Manila Bulletin)

Eiffel Tower in Paris. (Manila Bulletin)

The Greenpeace activists converged on the tower around 5 a.m. and managed to keep the banner, emblazoned with the French motto of “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” on display for around 45 minutes.

Six of them rappelled from the tower’s archway beneath the banner.

The protest against Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate, came just two days before France’s election.

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