Thursday, June 25, 2015

tires burn and roads are blocked as French taxi drivers protest Uber in Paris

Paris officials announced a ban on UberPop after about 2,800 taxi drivers staged a strike across France today in protest of the ride-hailing app.

 The taxi drivers briefly blocking access to airports and forced passengers to finish the journey by foot.

Prices are generally 30 to 50 percent cheaper than cab fares and drivers pay far less taxes. The service was already deemed illegal by the French government that accuses it of unfair competition.

Check out the video coverage from the Irish Times

Or the newscast video on

But DON'T get the idea this is a one time protest today, they were doing this last week too, and will probably do this again

and 6 months ago


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