Paris Closes the Eiffel Tower and Other Tourist Sights Indefinitely

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Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris Friday and the Islamic State’s threat that these massacres were just the beginning, the Eiffel Tower and other tourist sights around the city, like the Louvre museum, have been closed indefinitely.

The Eiffel Tower is normally opened every day of the year from 9 a.m. to midnight and sees about 20,000 tourists per day. However now, according to its website, “The Eiffel Tower is currently closed until further notice. At the request of Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, the tower will remain dark tonight in mourning.” Police are patrolling the monument.