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Uber and Cabify pause services in Barcelona after taxi strike turns violent [TechCrunch]

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SmittenKitten
2047 Rider
 Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

Oh, man.  The Barcelona's protest continues and is now escalating.  Taxi drivers are up with pitchforks!

A two-day taxi driver strike in Barcelona this week, called to protest against the number of ride-hailing vehicles on the streets and failure to enforce national regulations that are supposed to cap private hire vehicle numbers, turned violent yesterday with protestors attacking cars and local media reporting attacks on drivers too.

The violence has led to a temporary suspension of all vehicle for hire services (VTC) in the city — thereby also including Uber  and Cabify,  both of which only run licensed driver services in the country.

Local newspaper La Vanguardia reports that drivers and even passengers were attacked during protests yesterday.

An Uber spokesman confirmed that some of its drivers had been attacked by protestors, telling us: Rider and driver safety is our top priority. As a result of yesterday’s serious attacks the apps for professional licensed drivers have collectively decided to temporarily pause operations in Barcelona.”

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/26/uber-and-cabify-pause-services-in-barcelona-after-taxi-strike-turns-violent/

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    ChatswickFan
    264
     2 years ago

     I love the guy on the left.  Is that like a war reporter/camerman?  So brave.

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    ChatswickFan
    264
     2 years ago

    This guy raising the smoke canisters in the shape of a V.   He looks like the type to have deep thoughtful conversation with.

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    MattParry99
    78
     2 years ago

    I thought Cabify worked with local taxis, no?  I guess that isn't the point, huh.

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    BehindTheName
    113 Rider
     2 years ago

    Oh, wow.  We have seen protestors before but this one actually shut down Uber and Cabify?

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      DaimsLer
      264
       2 years ago

      Will this force a new regulation?  I mean now what?  Military time?