Embattled Uber faces global crackdown

Taxi drivers demonstrate outside the chamber of deputies in Sao Paulo on September 9, 2015, against the use of the Uber application in BrazilControversial ride-sharing service Uber faces a crackdown by governments around the world and protests by angry taxi drivers, but the company insists it is driving forward into the future. Executives on trial in Paris, office raids in Amsterdam, rape allegations in New Delhi: the world has apparently turned on the Uber “revolution”. “We must reject (Uber’s) law of the jungle,” which “amounts to modern slavery”, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said this summer after violent taxi protests in Paris helped secure the suspension of the group’s cheaper UberPop service.

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