Courtney Love Attacked, Held Hostage By French Mob

6/25/2015 6:16 AM PDT

Courtney Love -- Attacked, Held Hostage by French Mob (VIDEO + PHOTO)

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Courtney Love fled for her life Thursday after her Uber came under attack by an angry mob in Paris.

Love says the crowd held Uber drivers and passengers -- herself included -- hostage, and destroyed the vehicles with metal bats. The crowd also lit tires on fire and turned over some of the cars.

The protesters are largely taxi drivers who feel Uber drivers have an unfair advantage because they aren't paying steep licensing fees to become drivers. 

Love -- who had just arrived in Paris and was driving into the city -- was so scared she paid 2 guys on motorcycles to sneak her out.  She says when the mob spotted her fleeing on the motorcycle, they chased her ... throwing rocks at them. 

She went on Twitter to warn Kanye -- who had apparently also just landed in Paris -- not to leave the airport. 

In Courtney fashion, she said, "They've ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage. they're beating the cars with metal bats. this is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad."

Her second car was surrounded by several people and that's when Courtney decided to make a break for it. She wrote, "Paid some guys on motorcycles to sneak us out, got chased by a mob of taxi drivers who threw rocks, passed two police and they did nothing." 

According to reports, French police have donned riot gear and used tear gas to try and break up the protests.