June 24, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Dutch police campaigning for better working conditions say they plan to interrupt the Tour de France as it passes through the port city of Rotterdam.

Police unions said on Wednesday they will carry out a symbolic traffic check of the convoy of advertising vehicles that moves along the route ahead of the riders.

The unions say in a statement that the protest will stop only when live television coverage ''has made clear that the riders in the Tour de France are standing still because police are campaigning for better conditions.''

The three-week Tour starts on July 4 with an individual time trial in the Dutch city of Utrecht, and passes through Rotterdam the following day.

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