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Louvre Blasts Le Pen Video as French Presidential Race Heats Up

Visitors wait in line for access to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, on Jan. 12.

Visitors wait in line for access to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, on Jan. 12.

Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

France’s crowded presidential campaign is getting more heated ahead of the April elections, and now even the Louvre, one of the country’s most recognizable symbols, is caught in the fray.

The institution on Saturday complained about a campaign video shot on its premises by nationalist leader Marine Le Pen without its permission.