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  1. French Uber riots

    Uber Protests Turn Violent in Paris

    They want to drive the competition out of business. Striking French taxi drivers blocked roads, burned tires and smashed livery cars yesterday, forcing many passengers — including rock star Courtney Love — to seek alternate transportation around the capital. While Uber was outlawed in France last fall, the company has encouraged its contractors to keep their feet on the gas, even paying drivers’ fines. In response to Thursday’s violence, France’s interior minister will steer policy in the cabbies’ favor by compelling Uber to hit the brakes.

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