Singer Courtney Love directed some choice words in the direction of French authorities after getting caught in the middle of the heated protests against transport network Uber on Thursday.
French taxi drivers are furious that their livelihoods are being threatened by Uber, which provides members of the public with drivers via a mobile app. They have blocked roads to train stations and airports across the country.
Musician Love was attacked when she tried to make her way out of Charles de Gaulle airport in a private car and tweeted her experience to Kanye West, who was still back at the airport.
kanyewest</a> we may turn back to the airport and hide out with u.picketers just attacked our car <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ParisUberStrike?src=hash">#ParisUberStrike</a> <a href="http://t.co/MtanurybOO">pic.twitter.com/MtanurybOO</a></p>— Courtney Love Cobain (Courtney) June 25, 2015
As level of hostility took Love by surprise.
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— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) June 25, 2015
Trepidation then turned to anger at the apparent absence of police.
François Hollande where are the fucking police??? is it legal for your people to attack visitors? Get your ass to the airport. Wtf???— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) June 25, 2015
She eventually escaped the angry taxi drivers on a motorcycle, albeit with some difficulty.
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— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) June 25, 2015