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Argentina: Taxi drivers protest against Uber and Cabify in Buenos Aires

Argentina, Buenos Aires
October 09, 2019 at 21:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of taxi drivers protested against the ridesharing platforms Uber and Cabify in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires on Wednesday.

Footage shows taxi drivers blocking three lanes of July 9 Avenue, leaving two free for traffic, from Cordoba Avenue to Belgrano.

The protest was called by the United Taxi Drivers group to condemn the "illegal competition" of Uber and Cabify, which means a reduction of "30-40% of daily collection," according to Rafael Ruiz, one of the demonstrators.

The demonstrators ask the government to hold a dialogue with them to hear their demands, and and did not rule out camping under the Obelisk.

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Thousands of taxi drivers protested against the ridesharing platforms Uber and Cabify in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires on Wednesday.

Footage shows taxi drivers blocking three lanes of July 9 Avenue, leaving two free for traffic, from Cordoba Avenue to Belgrano.

The protest was called by the United Taxi Drivers group to condemn the "illegal competition" of Uber and Cabify, which means a reduction of "30-40% of daily collection," according to Rafael Ruiz, one of the demonstrators.

The demonstrators ask the government to hold a dialogue with them to hear their demands, and and did not rule out camping under the Obelisk.

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