Travellers including rocker Courtney Love, 50, were caught up in ugly scenes around Paris airports on Thursday as taxi driver protests against Uber turned violent.
Love told off the French president in a tweet on Thursday after she got caught in the violent anti-Uber taxi protests sweeping the country.
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
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
Love wrote on Twitter that protesters were whacking vehicles with metal bats and "ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage," adding "I'm safer in Baghdad."
"Francois Hollande where are the fucking police??? is it legal for your people to attack visitors? Get your ass to the airport. Wtf???" she wrote in a comment that was retweeted nearly 4,000 times on Thursday afternoon.
Kurt Cobain's widow also sent out a photo of her car, which shows egg splattered on the vehicle's exterior by protesters.
"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," Love wrote in a later tweet.
She added later that she had been "held hostage" for an hour in total and that she had been left "scared out of her wits".
@Courtney wish you're safe. I'm a french citizen and shame on my country. Hollande is a joke. Sadly— Chaniro (@Chaniro) June 25, 2015
Some 2,800 cabbies took part in the strike, with more than 30 blockades nationwide, including the access points to Paris's Charles De Gaulle and Orly airports, police sources said.