Several boxes of books installed on pits had to be temporarily moved ahead of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 26 on the Seine.
The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron has decided to abandon the movement of second-hand booksellers from the ditches of the Seine during the 2024 Olympic Games, the Elysée announced on Tuesday, February 13, according to AFP.
Last summer, booksellers were informed by Paris police headquarters that for security reasons, several hundred boxes of books installed on the quays would have to be temporarily moved to the Seine a few days before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 26.
Since then, they have been fighting to keep the sealed box in place during the preparations. Already neglected by Parisians and weakened by Covid-19, they believe that many of them can survive if their wagons have to wait until the green wooden boxes are removed, restored and restored, in the middle of the tourist season. not Around 16 million tourists are expected in the capital during the Games.