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When in France, Uber Does as the French Do by Going on Strike

  • Uber suspends app from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in support of drivers
  • Drivers are protesting police crackdown on chauffeured cars
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When in France, do as the French do. For Uber Technologies Inc., that means going on strike.

As cabs wage war on chauffeured-car services in France, Uber is suspending its service in the country for four hours Tuesday to protest alongside its drivers against recent government decisions. The California-based startup is taking a leaf from taxis and turning to striking to make a point after France promised stricter police controls on chauffeured cars.