Taxi drivers are flipping cars, burning tyres and throwing rocks at Uber vehicles in Paris protest

Metro

Taxi drivers are burning tyres to protest Uber (Picture: AP /Michel Euler)

The Paris protests are showing no signs of cooling off.

French taxi drivers have overturned cars, smashed windows and set fire to tyres to campaign against low-cost rival firm Uber.

Key highways in Paris were blocked by protesters – some of whom were wielding baseball bats.

Following day-long riots, France’s interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the firm’s UberPOP service was ‘illegal’ and called on police and prosecutors to shut it down.

Taxi drivers on strike during a national protest against the car-sharing service (Picture: Reuters)

France’s interior minister has condemned Uber(Picture: Reuters)

Courtney Love, the American rock singer, was caught up in the drama yesterday when her taxi was ambushed as she left the airport.

She said: ‘François Hollande where are the f****** police??? Is it legal for your people to attack visitors? Get your ass to the airport.

‘They’ve ambushed…

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