Can Uber Survive French Protests And Courtney Love's Rants?
France might be seeing some of the worst anti-Uber protests so far; demonstrations in the capital are bordering on riots.By Sebastian Martinez | June 25, 2015
Protests against ride-hailing app Uber aren't uncommon, especially in Europe, where taxi drivers regularly go on strike, often blocking traffic. (Video via Youtube / Taxidemo 2014)
But the strikes Paris has seen over the past week might be some of the worst ever. Protesters have turned over cars, burned tires and blocked access to the city's airports. (Video via BFMTV)
But perhaps most egregiously, they've ticked off Courtney Love, who posted that she had been "held hostage for an hour" by what she called the "French Taliban" and called on French president, Francois Hollande, to "Get [his] ass to the airport." (Video via ABC)