French government seeks to defuse violent Uber protests in Paris

President Hollande described the anti-Uber demonstrations as 'unacceptable' but said the app-based chauffeur system should be dismantled.

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French president François Hollande on Friday condemned violent protests against ride-booking app Uber after taxi drivers set fire to vehicles and blocked highways, but added that the low-cost UberPOP amateur chauffeur service should be dismantled, reports FRANCE 24.