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Instagram-crazed tourists turn popular Paris block in ‘hell’ for residents

The pastel-coloured houses along the picturesque 12th district of the street, pulled scores of social media mavens.
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For a time, it is not the French who are being rude.

Residents of the Rue Crémieux in Paris is asking the city to close the street for visitors in the evening and in the weekend, according to CityLab.

They’re citing a violation of privacy: The pastel-colored houses along the picturesque 12th district of the street, pulled scores of social media mavens. They strike poses with picturesque decor of the candy-colored walls and flowering window boxes — even the run of the synchronized group dance routines on the top of the old-fashioned cobblestones.

There are more than 31,000 photos on Instagram with the hashtag #RueCremieux — and that is what is goading the local population.

“We sit down to eat, and just outside, we have people taking pictures — rappers two hours to film a video right at the bottom of the window, or stag / hen parties that are screaming for an hour,” a resident named Antoine told France Info. “To be honest, it is a war of attrition.” (The France Info article with the headline: “It was a hell of a job.”)

Residents ask to have ports on both sides of the street to keep the shutterbugs at bay.

A protest Instagram account has grown up, @ClubCremieux, that the bio “s–t-people do Rue Crémieux.”

Of very serious nature Instagrammer moves are yogis posing in the picturesque alleys and diehards sprawling on the ground to get the perfect shot.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post.

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