Protest by taxi driv­ers

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Taxi driv­ers from around Brazil have staged a protest in the cap­i­tal against the pres­ence of Uber, de­mand­ing that it be pro­hib­ited. More than 1,000 driv­ers, many in their ve­hi­cles, showed up in front of Congress on Tues­day in a par­tic­u­larly colour­ful protest, with many taxis painted dif­fer­ent colours for var­i­ous Brazil­ian ci­ties. The driv­ers called on Congress to ban the US-based com­pany from op­er­at­ing in Latin Amer­ica’s largest na­tion. Many taxi driv­ers com­plain that Uber has led to big drops in their in­comes as cus­tomers use the Uber app to find cheaper rides from pri­vate driv­ers. Uber is cur­rently in a hand­ful of Brazil’s largest ci­ties, in­clud­ing Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. The com­pany has said it views Brazil and other parts of Latin Amer­ica as growth ar­eas.

ANGER: Taxis line up at the protest

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