Anti-Uber Protests Turn Violent Across France

Posted on June 25, 2015
French taxi drivers overturned cars, burned tires and blocked access to airports and train stations in a second day of violent protest Thursday against competition from the ride-sharing service Uber.

Hundreds of licensed cabbies, who say competition from the popular service is cutting into their income and threatening their jobs, converged on cities to stage demonstrations as part of a nationwide strike.

Los Angeles Times article here

Tech Crunch article here

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Comments ( 1 )
  • anthony

     | about 5 years ago

    You have to love the hard working french man !!! When they try to raise diesel prices, they block the highways with trucks and agriculture trucks at euro disney.

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