Clashes at UberPOP protest in Paris

(REUTERS) – Taxi drivers in Paris are angry, and they want everyone to know it.

They’ve overturned cars, blocked major roads and set fires…all to protest against the global online car service, Uber.

The cabbies must pay thousands of euros for their licenses, fees that drivers with the cheaper UberPOP service don’t face.

The taxi drivers say they’ve had enough.

They blocked access to Charles de Gaule airport.

Officials advised airline passengers to take the train, but the highway exits to the Gare du Nord train station were blocked as well.

Protests have also broken out in other French cities..

The ride-sharing app launched in Paris in 2011, and says it already has a million users in France…but the taxi drivers say they will do all they can to drive them out of business.

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