Bridge of love divides Paris

Campaign launched against tradition of lovers attaching padlocks to bridge in expression of their mutual devotion.

A bridge in Paris has become the focus of a bitter argument.

For years the Pont Des Arts has been draped with thousands of padlocks placed there by lovers as a symbol of their devotion to each other.

These romantic mementos have become a huge tourist attraction but some now say it’s damaging one of the city’s landmarks.

Al Jazeera’s Simon McGregor-Wood reports from Paris.