PICS: Courtney Love's taxi attacked in Paris by UberPOP protestors

2015-06-26 09:15

Los Angeles - Courtney Love's taxi was attacked with "metal bats" during the UberPOP taxi protest in Paris on Thursday.

The 50-year-old rock star was left terrified as protesters in the French capital began striking the car as they rampaged through the city.

The Hole singer was "held hostage" in the vehicle for an hour, before she and her diver paid motorcyclists to "sneak" them out of the mayhem.

Courtney took to Twitter to inform her followers what was happening and ask for help as well as warning Kanye West - who is in Paris to attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear fashion show - to stay away from the carnage.

She then insisted she would be "safer in Baghdad' before hitting out at French President François Holland over his handling of the protest.

She then tweeted that her and her driver got away safely.

She also shared a picture of her 'rescuers' on Instagram and thanked them for getting her to safety.

French taxi drivers have gone on a nationwide strike, disrupting snarling traffic in all the major cities, following weeks of tensions and complaints about the taxi app Uber.

The aggrieved drivers claim the service is costing them their livelihoods and the taxi wars have resulted in almost 100 Uber drivers being assaulted in recent weeks.

(Photographs: AP Photos)

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