Taxi versus the “peer-to-peer” industry: a European movement reaches Brussels

EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Taxi drivers participate in a protest against Uber taxi services in Brussels, Belgium, 16 September 2015. Taxi drivers are protesting against app-based transportation network and taxi company Uber's UberPop service. Around one thousand taxi drivers are reported to have taken part in the protest against ride-sharing claiming unfair competition.

Taxi versus the “peer-to-peer” industry: a European movement reaches Brussels


In February, it was the Dutch cubbies.

In June, it was the French cabbies, and they had their own style. 3.000 French taxi drivers picked a fight against UberPop, a San Francisco-based company with a ride-sharing app that puts customers in touch with private drivers. They work as taxi drivers, but they don’t call themselves that way. The French attacked a few cars, there was some violence, some car vandalism, and the traffic was jammed.

On Wednesday, September 16,  it was the Danes’ turn. ...


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