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French interior minister says UberPop must be closed down

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 France's interior minister says that the low-cost car service UberPop must be closed down and its vehicles seized if caught by police carrying passengers.

   The announcement Thursday came after a meeting between Bernard Cazeneuve and striking French taxi drivers protesting the service they say is stealing their livelihood. Cazeneuve says he plans to meet with company officials of U.S. ride-hailing company Uber, but said its cheapest service, UberPop, "must be closed."

   The minister says 70 vehicles have been damaged around France in Thursday's nationwide protests and 10 people have been arrested.

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