French President Calls for Crackdown on Uber

June 26, 2015 11:45 AM

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Following violent protests against online taxi-booking service Uber, the French government has ordered a ban on UberPop, its ride-sharing app.

French President François Hollande, attending a summit of European Union leaders in Brussels, condemned the “unacceptable violence” of Thursday’s protests. Thousands of taxi drivers around the country caused chaos by blocking access to major airports and train stations and even setting fire to vehic...

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