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Italy: Clashes leave taxi-drivers injured at demo against 'Uber amendment' in Rome02:19

Italy: Clashes leave taxi-drivers injured at demo against 'Uber amendment' in Rome

Italy, Rome
February 21, 2017 at 15:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

Several protesters were injured as clashes broke out between riot police and taxi drivers in front of the Democratic Party building in Rome on Tuesday, as the Italian Chamber of Deputies voted on the so-called 'Uber amendment' that was passed by the Italian Senate earlier in February.

The amendment would see an easing of regulations for taxi companies, a move which critics say will benefit app-based companies like Uber.

The taxi drivers are in their sixth day of protests. Similar protests against the amendment were also held in Milan and Turin.

Italy: Clashes leave taxi-drivers injured at demo against 'Uber amendment' in Rome02:19
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Several protesters were injured as clashes broke out between riot police and taxi drivers in front of the Democratic Party building in Rome on Tuesday, as the Italian Chamber of Deputies voted on the so-called 'Uber amendment' that was passed by the Italian Senate earlier in February.

The amendment would see an easing of regulations for taxi companies, a move which critics say will benefit app-based companies like Uber.

The taxi drivers are in their sixth day of protests. Similar protests against the amendment were also held in Milan and Turin.

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