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Nationwide taxi protest against Uber in Colombia

Friday, May 12, 2017


Thousands of taxi drivers refused to pick up passengers, clogged up city streets, and disrupted traffic on Wednesday across Colombia in coordinated protests against the ongoing use of ride-hailing apps like Uber and the general conditions they face as a labor group.

The strike was most pronounced in Bogotá, where more than 1,000 drivers protested, but thousands more participated in at least 20 cities throughout the country, including Medellín, Cali, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, and Manizales.

Source: Finance Colombia