Uber, Cabify drivers block road in Spain to protest new rule

By On September 27, 2018

Uber, Cabify drivers block road in Spain to protest new rule


Drivers working for companies like Uber and Cabify march during a protest in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Hundreds of black vehicles of app-based ride-hailing services are blocking a central artery in the Spanish capital to protest the government’s plan to approve new rules that would limit their operations. (Manu Fernandez/Associated Press) September 27 at 9:03 AM

MADRID â€" Hundreds of Uber and other drivers are blocking a central artery in Madrid to protest the Spanish government’s plan to approve new rules limiting the operations of app-based ride-hailing services.

The drivers, who work for companies including Uber and Cabify, brought traffic in the capital’s Paseo de la Castellan a to a standstill Thursday as they moved slowly toward the entrance to the Development Ministry.

They plan to repeat their protest on Friday, when the government is expected to pass a decree giving local governments the power to limit licenses for the ride-hailing services.

On Wednesday, the companies offered free rides in several Spanish cities. The move furthered angered taxi driver unions, which have been demanding a ratio of one ride-hailing car to 30 public taxis.

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Source: Google News Spain | Netizen 24 Spain

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