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'I'm safer in Baghdad', Courtney Love says as caught in Paris Uber demo

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 01:04

Hole frontwoman Courtney Love rails on social media against Paris Uber protests. Phil Furey reports.

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Courtney Love got caught up in violent protests in Paris against rideshare service UberPOP, and the American rock singer took to social media to vent about it. The widow of late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain wrote on her Twitter and Instagram accounts saying the car she was traveling in was besieged by angry demonstrators. Love said that the vehicle had been ambushed at the airport by protesting taxi drivers and destroyed. After addressing expletive-laden Tweets at French President Francois Hollande, she said: "This is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad" French taxi drivers, who say UberPop represents unfair competition, blocked transport hubs in the capital and other cities in the demonstrations. French television showed pictures of burning tires, overturned vehicles and scuffles with police in riot gear.

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'I'm safer in Baghdad', Courtney Love says as caught in Paris Uber demo

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 01:04