French cabbies stage protests against uber


PARIS: French cab drivers angry at competition from taxi app Uber on Thursday blocked access to Paris airports and on a busy highway around the capital as they protested losing customers to the popular service. The “peripherique” highway that encircles the French capital was closed in both directions in the west after drivers put up barricades on the roads, officials said. Access to three terminals at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport in the north was blocked and cabs were converging on the Orly airport in the south and at train stations inside the city. Taxi drivers in France are furious at US-based Uber, which they say is endangering their jobs by taking customers away from licensed cab companies.



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