Courtney Love ‘Happy To Be Alive’ After Anti-Uber Ambush in Paris
Be careful out there, Uber customers.
Like most of you, Courtney Love turned to Uber for transportation this week. Unlike most of you, the singer and actress found herself in the middle of some pretty major anti-Uber protests in Paris, France on Thursday (June 25, 2015).
According to Love, picketers attacked the vehicle she was riding in and held her and her driver hostage for an hour. Here are her tweets and accompanying Instagram posts, should you choose to imagine yourself as the 50-year-old celebrity in France:
how on earth are these people allowed to do this? the first car was destroyed, all tires slashed and beat with bats, these guys trying to open the doors and the cops are doing nothing?? French Taliban? civil reform needed in France?? I want to go home A video posted by Courtney Love Cobain (@courtneylove) on
Here’s Love with her rescuers. We’re glad she’s OK.
A nationwide strike organized by thousands of French taxi drivers against UberPOP blocked roads to airports and train stations. Protestors have also been seen overturning vehicles and burning tires, causing police to use tear gas in some instances. France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has since ordered Paris police to issue a decree that bans UberPOP activity. [via Reuters]