Drivers feared for their economic livelihoods, so they took it to the streets.
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Although Uber started in San Francisco less than five years ago, its growth has been meteoric, and its reach, international. But while Uber has had major success in American cities, it faces increasing resistance in Western Europe’s social welfare economies, namely in France. Just this morning, taxi drivers across the country revolted against the intrusion of Uber, some going so far as to burn tires and cars, then block roads.