Portugal cab drivers block Lisbon airport in anti-Uber protest



Thousands of Portuguese cab drivers blocked access to Lisbon international airport on Monday to protest government plans to regulate alternative ride-hailing services like Uber, and vowed to maintain their blockade until their demands are met.
Travelers arriving in Lisbon queued for hours to buy metro tickets to the city center as protesters kept competitors from U.S.-based Uber and its Spanish rival Cabify from getting to the airport, attacking those who tried to pick up or drop off passengers with stones. Several cars were badly damaged.
At one point, protesters scuffled with police, who... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 51
Source: Reuters
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