Uber Surges on Paris Front Pages

Another cluster of disruptive headlines.

Sometimes, very little translation is required.

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Above is the Friday front page of Paris daily Libération. The paper is essentially, in French, riffing on both the word “terrorized” and a term taxi drivers in Paris have been using, asking readers if they will be next. Meanwhile, singer Courtney Love, arriving Thursday at Charles De Gaulle Airport into the middle of a day of violent skirmishes between licensed taxi drivers and UberPop contractors, live-tweeted her very scary experience. Today, this is how the homepage of another Paris daily, L’Express, has framed that aspect of the June 25 citywide mess:

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The front pages of Le Figaro and 20 Minutes meanwhile both show the same photo of an overturned vehicle. This is disruption, redux, with the protests by Paris cabbies set to continue today and possibly into the weekend.