Rocker Courtney Love tells off French president over anti-Uber protests

Rocker Courtney Love tells off French president over anti-Uber protests
Courtney Love
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PARIS - Rocker Courtney Love told off the French president in a tweet on Thursday after she got caught in the violent anti-Uber taxi protests sweeping the country.

Love wrote on Twitter that protesters were whacking vehicles with metal bats and "ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage," adding "I'm safer in Baghdad."

"Francois Hollande where are the fucking police??? is it legal for your people to attack visitors? Get your ass to the airport. Wtf???" she wrote in a comment that was retweeted nearly 4,000 times on Thursday afternoon.

Kurt Cobain's widow also sent out a photo of her car, which shows some thick yellowish liquid that had apparently been thrown on the vehicle's exterior by protesters.

"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," Love wrote in a later tweet.

Protests in France against ride-booking app Uber turned violent on Thursday as taxi drivers burned cars and blocked access to airports and train stations.

Some 2,800 cabbies took part in the strike, with more than 30 blockades nationwide, including the access points to Paris's Charles De Gaulle and Orly airports, police sources said.

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