Published On: Thu, Sep 10th, 2015

Taxi drivers in Brazil and Australia step up protests against Uber


Two separate cities, thousands of kilometres apart, but holding protests with the same message – taxi drivers are fed up with Uber.

Thousands of drivers blocked streets and avenues in Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, to protest against the ride-sharing service as the city council voted to ban the app, while in Melbourne, drivers say that rolling strikes will begin across Australia.

The ride-sharing app has faced protests around the world with cab drivers upset that Uber’s drivers don’t have to pay city fees or undergo official inspections.

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