Chilean Taxi Drivers Protest Against Uber
IN PICTURES: Chilean taxi drivers blocked the streets of Santiago to protest Uber.
Taxi drivers blocked a street block in Santiago to protest the ride-sharing app Uber. The taxi drivers say Uber has severely reduced their business, is unsafe and skirts labor laws.
This is another blow to Uber. Similar protests have been had in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and France.
Angry taxi drivers launched today's protest in Santiago to force the government to take action against ride-sharing apps Uber and Cabify.
Approxiamately 3,000 taxi drivers took part in the protest against ride-sharing apps Uber and Cabify. The drivers say the apps skirt labor laws, are unsafe and have cut into their profits.
Today's protest was organized by the taxi drivers' unions. They say the government isn't doing enough to regulate Uber and Cabify.
The drivers blocked 6 km of the Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins in Santiago as part of their protest.
Hundreds of taxis block part of the Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins in Santiago.
The protest shut down parts of Santiago. Here some of the drivers shout chants near a fire they had set as part of their protest action.
Angry taxi drivers hold a mock funeral for Uber and Cabify in Santiago, Chile.
The taxi drivers' protest come into contact with another protest. The so-called "Freedom" bus that critics say is actually very trans-phobic and LGBT intolerant.
The taxi drivers' protest coincided with the so-called "Free Speech Bus" which has been re-labelled as transphobic and LGBT unfriendly by activists.