Time is running out to prevent nationwide strikes from disrupting the Euro 2016 football championship. Rail and bin strikes have hit the entire country. Hundreds of thousands of football fans may not enjoy their trip to France.
Over 80,000 people attended a concert under the Eiffel Tower, as France opened a massive fan zone ahead of the European Championship. With crowds pouring to Paris, organizers worry about strikes and security.
The CGT union leader said there are no plans to block fans from reaching the matches following nationwide labor strikes. But plans to clean up the city's garbage crisis may be "a bit optimistic."
French pilots have started a 4-day strike, disrupting travel for fans coming to the country for the Euro 2016 soccer Championships. Strike, fears of terrorism and flooding have overshadowed the start of the tournament.
Paralysis looms as France gears up to host a month-long soccer tournament expected to draw 2 million foreign visitors. Train service is patchy and garbage is piling up in the streets as security concerns loom.
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