15:37 GMT08 August 2020
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    France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has ordered a ban on the car service UberPOP after a day of intense nationwide protests by taxi drivers. From the fray, musician and actress Courtney Love live tweeted her Uber being attacked as she left the airport.

    During the “ambush” on her vehicle, Love took to social media:

    “scariest day of my life, ambushed at the airport in Paris by taxi drivers on strike against @uber got taken hostage and our car was destroyed.”

    The Uber vehicle she was in was reportedly pelted with eggs and had its windows broken.

    She also tweeted at Kanye West, saying that she may go back to the airport to hang out with him, and followed up by saying “they've ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage. they're beating the cars with metal bats. this is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad.”

    She didn’t stop there: 

    “how on earth are these people allowed to do this? the first car was destroyed, all tires slashed and beat with bats, these guys trying to open the doors and the cops are doing nothing?? French Taliban? civil reform needed in France?? I want to go home,” Love wrote on Twitter.

    Ultimately, Love ended up paying some guys on motorcycles to rescue her, and Instagrammed a photo of their victory, writing “paid some guys on motorcycles to sneak us out, got chased by a mob of taxi drivers who threw rocks, passed two police and they did nothing.”

    France's licensed taxi drivers have lost between 30% and 40% of their income over two years because of the growth of UberPOP, Abdelkader Morghad, a representative of the FTI taxi union, told Bloomberg.


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