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Security was stepped up at the Eiffel Tower Friday ahead of Sunday's presidential election in France after Greenpeace activists scaled the Paris landmark and hung a big political banner.A dozen activists from the Greenpeace advocacy group were arrested Friday after climbing the north face of the vast metal-latticed Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most visited sites, to hang a banner carrying the French national motto, "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite" (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity).The Paris crisis talks involved police as well as officials from City Hall and the company that runs the tower which was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution in 1789 and is visited by an average of about 19,000 people per day.A dozen Greenpeace activists were detained for questioning, police said.
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