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‘Violence guarantees success’: how Uber exploited taxi protests

Leak suggests former CEO believed there was an upside to attacks on drivers as firm campaigned for law changes

  • Uber broke laws, duped police and built secret lobbying operation, leak reveals

On 26 January 2016, more than 2,100 furious French taxi drivers, backed by colleagues from Belgium, Spain and Italy, staged a mass anti-Uber protest in and around Paris, blocking the ring road and reducing the city centre to gridlock.

Plumes of smoke from burning tyres rose into the air. As tempers flared outside the blockaded Orly airport, someone got hit by a minibus. Nearly two dozen cab drivers were arrested for offences from assault to arson.

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