Angry Taxi Drivers Protesting against U.S firm Uber around the Europe.

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Uber is an app that connects passengers with drivers, This app was launched in 2009 across the Europe, almost in 70 cities, 37 countries. This tax app has sparked the go-slow protest that initiated by London black cab drivers and gets strength in all over the Europe now. To understand the app function you can take the example of  Easy Taxi services that has been launched in Pakistan also consisting on mobile phone app.

The protest started from London now prevailed to other app effected cities as well, Taxi drivers are protesting on the roads of Paris, London and other cities Europe against private companies and taxi services apps like Uber.  Licensed taxi drivers demonstrated in Paris, London, Madrid, Berlin, Milan, Barcelona and Rome against Uber app as they argue that it is unregulated and threat to their livelihood. However; Uber claims that just because of protest its users have been boosted by 850% around the continent. While, angry taxi drivers causing traffic chaos across the Europe.

u1Traffic chaos in London, Taxis block the Mall in central London. Photo by Reuters

u3Protest in Berlin, A taxi driver listening speech by his leader. photo by Reuters

u11 In Berlin supporter holding signs against Taxi monopoly by Uber. Getty Images

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Taxis drivers blocked highway outside Paris. Photo by AFP/Getty Images

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Passengers left by foot the Marignane airport, on June 11 due to protest against Uber app. Photo by AFP/Getty Images

u9A taxi with banner on it during a strike in protest of unliscensed taxi-type-services in Barcelona on June 11. Photo by AFP/Getty Images

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Taxi drivers demonstrate Whitehall Central London 11-06-2014. Photo by Guardian

 

 

Fazal Gilani

A former news reporter for Samaa TV, who is currently working as an assignment editor at channel24/city41 & a freelance journalist. He has a Masters degrees in Mass Communication & International Relations. He tweets as @Gilaniism. He Blogs at www.fazalgilani.com

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