Uber taxi cabs attacked in Mexico City

Posted: July 30, 2015 in Uncategorized
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A raucous crowd attacked Uber drivers and their vehicles with clubs and stones outside the Mexico City airport, according to the company, as licensed taxi drivers demonstrated to demand a “total halt” to app-based rideshare services in the capital. Video of the demonstration showed people throwing eggs and flour inside the windows of vehicles, kicking doors and trying to rip off side mirrors. One man destroyed a sedan’s rear window with a large rock. “What happened is a very grave attack on everyone’s freedom and right to make a living in a dignified manner,” Uber said. “Incidents like this are completely unacceptable and we trust that authorities will act so that justice is done.”

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/30/uber-drivers-attacked-outside-mexico-city-airport-as-taxi-drivers-demonstrate

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