Paris Taxi Drivers Riot, Throw Rocks At Uber Vehicles

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The taxi protests in Paris are showing no signs of abating, with the latest pictures from the French capital shocking.

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They have targeted Uber, the low cost taxi firm, who saw their cars turned over, windows smashed and the vehicles set on fire after highways were blocked, with France’s interior minister even claiming that the firm’s UberPOP service was ‘Illegal’.

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For those who don’t know, UberPOP is a service that allows people to car share and take advantage of low cost taxi fares by connecting them with unlicensed taxi drivers, and it is even thought that as a direct effect of this, traditional taxi firms have lost 30-40% of their revenue, with people using UberPOP instead.

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