Courtney Love was attacked in Paris on Thursday (June 25) by what she described as a “mob of taxi drivers.” Taxi workers have been recently using blockades in European cities to picket Uber, as the mobile car-hailing service has hurt their industry; on Thursday, that picketing turned violent with Love in tow.
“Dude @kanyewest we may turn back to the airport and hide out with u.picketers just attacked our car #ParisUberStrike,” Love wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “they’ve ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage. they’re beating the cars with metal bats. this is France?? I’m safer in Baghdad.”
Love then appealed directly to French president François Hollande: “where are the fucking police??? is it legal for your people to attack visitors? Get your ass to the airport. Wtf???”
[UPDATE: I texted with her. She’s fine.]