Courtney Love in French fracas with Uber protesters
Singer tweets of harrowing ordeal in which her cab was ‘ambushed’ and her driver ‘held hostage’
Paris cab drivers staging a protest against US ride-sharing start-up Uber, today accosted singer Courtney Love, smashing up the taxi she was travelling in and taking her driver hostage, according to accounts on the star's twitter account.
"They've ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage. They're beating the cars with metal bats. This is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad," read one tweet.
The widow of Nirvana front-man Kurt Kobain was also critical of police inaction as she relayed her tale of terror. The incident happened this morning after she landed at Charles De Gaulle Airport.
Love managed to escape when she paid a motorcyclist to spirit her from the scene.
"Paid some guys on motorcycles to sneak us out, got chased by a mob of taxi drivers who threw rocks, passed two police and they did nothing," she tweeted.
Uber has drawn ire from licensed taxi drivers in a number of cities around the world as the popularity of its ride-sharing app has grown. Earlier this year, cabbies in Australia staged a convoy protest to pressure the government into enacting tougher measures against the San Francisco based technology firm.