French Taxi Drivers Protest

Earlier this week French taxi drivers burned tires and closed down roadways to protest ride sharing apps like Uber and Chauffeur-Privé. 22 protesters were arrested by French Police. In response to the protests the French government has issued fines. --- Against Uber.--- Uber has been ordered to pay €1.2 million to a French taxi union for behaving like taxis by waiting in the street to pick up passengers instead of returning to their garages after rides were completed. The Guardian reports Uber denied the charges.

·       French Taxi drivers must purchase a license for around €180,000. Ride-sharing drivers must take 250 hours of training and pass a test.