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France: Uber executives taken into custody

 |  June 29, 2015

Two Uber executives were taken into custody in Paris on Monday as part of a government probe into the ride-hailing service, according to Agence France-Presse.

The incident took place after violent taxi protests against Uber and similar services in the country’s capital last week.

Thibaud Simphal, general manager for Uber France, and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, general manager for Uber Western Europe, were taken into custody during a hearing with French police, according to an Uber spokesman.

“We are always happy to answer questions the authorities have about our service — and look forward to resolving these issues,” the spokesman said in an email statement. “Those discussions are ongoing.”

The arrest comes as French authorities crack down on the local Uber service, and after violent clashes in the capital between cabbies and Uber drivers.

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