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UK: Thousands of anti-Uber taxi drivers bring London to standstill01:54

UK: Thousands of anti-Uber taxi drivers bring London to standstill

United Kingdom, London
February 10, 2016 at 18:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

London was brought to a standstill, Wednesday, as thousands of black cab drivers staged an anti-Uber demo in the English capital.

Over 5000 black cabs blocked Whitehall to protest what they see as Transport for London’s (TFL) deregulation, which they blame for leading to the rise of Uber.

For the last two years Uber has become the most popular taxi-ordering application for mobile platforms. Traditional taxi services world-wide have complained that the company is competing unfairly and that governments are doing little to stop the mobile taxi platform’s effect on inner city transport.

UK: Thousands of anti-Uber taxi drivers bring London to standstill01:54
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London was brought to a standstill, Wednesday, as thousands of black cab drivers staged an anti-Uber demo in the English capital.

Over 5000 black cabs blocked Whitehall to protest what they see as Transport for London’s (TFL) deregulation, which they blame for leading to the rise of Uber.

For the last two years Uber has become the most popular taxi-ordering application for mobile platforms. Traditional taxi services world-wide have complained that the company is competing unfairly and that governments are doing little to stop the mobile taxi platform’s effect on inner city transport.

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