Reported incidents during the taxi strike in France

ENGLISH

Unfortunately, we can confirm this morning’s incidents in Paris. We strongly condemn this severe violence with which Uber riders and partners were confronted.

First and foremost, we are relieved that all involved are safe and ok. Uber’s partner-drivers showed great courage and professionalism, focusing on getting their customers out of very challenging situations as swiftly as possible.

That taxis chose to use violence today is unacceptable, that they chose to strike is their business. However, Parisians also have a choice when it comes to moving around in their city, and today’s incident certainly discourages Parisians from choosing a taxi for their next ride. Safety, reliability and choice, not violence, are what continue to draw riders towards private hire vehicles (VTCs).

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FRANÇAIS

Malheureusement, nous sommes au regret de devoir confirmer que les incidents relayés sur les réseaux sociaux ce matin à Paris ont bien eu lieu. Nous condamnons fermement la rare violence dont ont été victimes certains de nos utilisateurs et de nos partenaires chauffeurs.

Nous sommes avant tout soulagés que toutes les personnes impliquées dans ces incidents soient saines et sauves. Nous félicitons le comportement remarquable de nos partenaires chauffeurs, qui ont su faire preuve de courage, professionnalisme et sang froid, pour sortir leurs clients de situations parfois dangereuses.

Que les taxis aient choisi de faire grève aujourd’hui est leur droit. Mais qu’ils le fassent dans la violence, mettant en danger les utilisateurs est inacceptable. Quoi qu’il en soit, les Parisiens ont aujourd’hui le choix quant aux solutions de transport qu’ils souhaitent adopter, et ces incidents ne vont certainement pas servir les taxis. La sécurité, la fiabilité, et le service sont les valeurs qui continuent d’attirer de plus en plus de parisiens vers les VTCs.

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