Colombia: Bogota taxi drivers block streets in Uber protest
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Colombia: Bogota taxi drivers block streets in Uber protest

Thousands of taxi drivers in the Colombian capital Bogota have blocked roads and clashed with police in protest at hail services such as Uber. Yellow cabs lined the streets of the city on Monday as drivers objected to what they said was an unfair advantage awarded to app-based services. The protesters are calling for more regulation on technology companies like Uber and Cabify, who they say are not obliged to pay insurance.

The strike caused major disruption.

Cab drivers blocked major intersections in the capital. As protesters began attacking those who refused to join the strike, police threw tear gas at the crowd to disperse them, Reuters news agency reports.


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