Courtney Love Tweets She was Attacked by Uber Protesters in Paris

A nationwide strike by French taxi drivers against the American-based ride service Uber turned violent Thursday, and alternative rock singer Courtney Love got caught up in the chaos.

Drivers in Paris snarled traffic and burned tires in protest against the expansion of Uber Technologies Inc. and its network of nonprofessional drivers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Riot police were deployed after taxi drivers threw rocks at police in Porte Maillot and blocked access to Paris’ two main airports as well as its train stations, a police union representative told the paper.

Love took to Twitter to say she would have been “safer in Baghdad” and claimed protesters were attacking her car and driver with bats.

The Hole singer first tweeted at rapper Kanye West, who has not publicly replied:

She then wrote protesters “ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage,” and shared several other posts of the hectic scene:

She also aimed a post at French President François Hollande:

Taxi drivers have mounted similar protests in cities across France, and according to the WSJ, are particularly upset at the government’s failure to regulate the company’s Uberpop service, which is used by nonprofessional drivers who use Uber’s smart phone app to reach clients.


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