Oct 24, 2017

Bogota taxi drivers block streets in Uber protest

Thousands of taxi drivers in the Colombian capital Bogota have blocked roads and clashed with police in protest at hail services such as Uber. Yellow cabs lined the streets of the city on Monday as drivers objected to what they said was an unfair advantage awarded to app-based services. Cab drivers blocked major intersections in the capital. "We want the government to stop Uber, Cabify and any other applications that try to come here," said taxi driver William Trivino, 38. It comes after a government decision to force drivers to replace taxi meters with GPS-based software applications that can be used to calculate and collect fares.

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