Uber protests block access to Paris airports
French police in riot gear used tear gas as taxi drivers stepped up protests against US online ridesharing service Uber yesterday, blocking road access to airports and train stations in Paris and other cities.
Aeroports de Paris, the operator of the French capital's Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly airports, warned travellers to take local train services because of the taxi protest.
"Access by road is completely blocked," the company said on its website.
"The only way to get to CDG is (by train)."
Taxi drivers also blocked access to Paris' Gare du Nord train station, from where the high-speed Eurostar and Thalys services run to London and Brussels.