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Brazil: Anti-Uber protests erupt as Sao Paulo authorises taxi-app services01:14

Brazil: Anti-Uber protests erupt as Sao Paulo authorises taxi-app services

Brazil, Sao Paulo
May 11, 2016 at 01:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Anti-Uber protesters took to the street of Sao Paulo, Tuesday, in demonstration against Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad's announcement that taxi-app services would be fully authorised in the city.

Demonstrators could be seen attacking black cars, reportedly targeting the vehicles because of their symbolic link to the taxi-app.

Protesters went on to block traffic, heckle Uber drivers, and accidentally throw eggs at regular taxi drivers, reportedly mistaking the cabbies for taxi-app drivers. During one incident, an angry crowd that had initially attacked a black cab with eggs paid for the driver's cleaning services after they discovered he did not belong to a taxi-app service.

Brazil: Anti-Uber protests erupt as Sao Paulo authorises taxi-app services01:14
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Anti-Uber protesters took to the street of Sao Paulo, Tuesday, in demonstration against Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad's announcement that taxi-app services would be fully authorised in the city.

Demonstrators could be seen attacking black cars, reportedly targeting the vehicles because of their symbolic link to the taxi-app.

Protesters went on to block traffic, heckle Uber drivers, and accidentally throw eggs at regular taxi drivers, reportedly mistaking the cabbies for taxi-app drivers. During one incident, an angry crowd that had initially attacked a black cab with eggs paid for the driver's cleaning services after they discovered he did not belong to a taxi-app service.

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