"Because of the interprofessional social movement, the Louvre cannot be opened this morning," the museum's website reports.

Earlier it was reported that demonstrators burned several police cars during riots near the commune of Saint-Solin in western France.

The streets of Paris, against the backdrop of mass protests against the pension reform, were littered with mountains of garbage, which became a source of unpleasant odor and disturbs residents. As noted in the city mayor's office, there are about 7500 tons of garbage in the queue for removal.

The riots began after March 16, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Bourne announced the adoption of a law that increases the retirement age from 62 to 64 years. The law was passed bypassing a vote in the lower house of parliament.