Cars flipped over, set alight at anti-Uber protest in Paris
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Taxi drivers obstructed access to airports and train stations in Paris, and blocked traffic on the city's main highway in protest against the Uber transportation app on Thursday. The protesters, who say Uber is stealing their customers and undercutting their wages, blocked access to three terminals at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport as well as the city's "peripherique" highway, where they set up trash bins as barricades. Vehicles purportedly used by Uber drivers were also overturned and smoke bombs detonated during Thursday's demonstration, in which protesters clashed with police. Uber was founded in March 2009 by American Travis Cordell Kalanick. As of May 2015, Uber taxis were operating in 58 countries and 300 cities worldwide.