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Europe Need a ride? Paris taxi drivers fend off Uber as court case looms

The uproar over the US-based ride-hailing service is part of France's ongoing reaction to globalization. Last week two top Uber executives in Paris were arrested briefly for allegedly running an illegal business. 

Emmanuel Foudrot/Reuters/File

The alternative taxi service Uber has suspended its French operations after regular taxi drivers in Paris wreaked havoc on roads last week and two Uber executives were charged with running an illegal taxi service. 

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