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21st February 2024 Issue no. 693
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Paris plans to sell old love locks to raise €100,000 for refugees
By Oliver Gee
Authorities have announced plans to give refugee groups the proceeds from a huge sale of love locks that were removed from Paris bridges last year.
A year and a half ago, workers stripped the Pont des Arts of around 1 million padlocks that had been attached by lovers over the years.
Since then, the 65 tonnes of love locks (this inludes 20 tonnes taken from the nearby Pont de l'Archevêché) have been gathering dust. But not for much longer.
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