What's illegal about protesting illegal government actions? Uber is ILLEGAL in France but they continue to operate! Do you understand the concept of "protest"? The idle rich like you are SUPPOSED to be inconvenienced, it is the INTENTION that you get annoyed.
You almost sound like you're arguing with yourself...
person A) What's illegal about protesting illegal government actions?
person B) Uber is ILLEGAL in France but they continue to operate!
person A) Do you understand the concept of "protest"?
I know that doesn't totally make sense, but neither does citing the "protest" of illegal government actions while simultaneously lambasting uber continued operation simply because it's ILLEGAL. What the taxis are doing isn't really protest either - they're blocking public services, which is more like a hostage situation, blackmail, or extortion.
Personally, I can't pick a side in this debate. Both seem wrong to me as exaggerated ends of the spectrum...
UBER: it breaks a lot of the significant and good strides that were made within the various taxi systems (though that's city-specific). For example, in NYC, if you get in a taxi, the drive is required to take you wherever you want to go - even out of state. They're not allowed to kick you out. If they do, be sure to take down their badge number (which is required to be displayed prominately) and/or license plate, and report them... none of them want to get in trouble at all because it would risk losing the medalion. There's lots of other (good for the people) rules that go along with being licensed correctly. The service may be doing ok, but discrimination is actual one of its features (whether or not that gets abused).
TAXI: WTF medalion prices and artificial rarity! The exclusive club that was created can go fuck itself. Services like Uber can't comply if they wanted to.
Somewhere in the middle is where things need to be (IMO), but I have no clue how that can be accomplished. Maybe if licensed taxi services could use uber without charge (or very low charge), and they got a special badge or something within uber so one could search for official taxis if they so chose, then it'd help level the playing field (IE. allow people to choose to pick a driver that probably lacks proper insurance, licensing, etc, but also allow people to find those that do carry those credentials).