Santiago taxi drivers protest start of Uber
Hundreds of taxi drivers on the main urban routes in Santiago took part in more than 30 simultaneous protests against Uber, the private taxi service. They also expressed their demands for the city government of Santiago and the Ministry of Public Works to pave city streets and avenues. The protestors took over key city points from 9am to 11am, blocking the intersections with their vehicles.
CNTT transport union and its president Juan Marte, who organized the protest, said it was just a warm up.
Traffic was stopped at the Hermanos Patino on Juan Pablo Duarte avenue at the intersection with Estrella Sadhala, and the Padre las Casas-Estrella Sadhala, Sabana Larga-Restauracion and Duarte-Restauracion intersections as well as on the intersection between 27 de Febrero and Imbert (Ensanche Bermudez), Presidente Antonio Guzman and Av. Las Carreras, 27 de Febrero-Bartolome Colon, Calle Del Sol with Mella and 30 de Marzo with Salvador Cucurullo and the traffic circle near Monte Rico, Bartolome Colon near Supermercado Pola, the Duarte Highway near Nevesa, traffic circles in Ensanche Libertad and on the way to the Joaquin Balaguer Highway.
Several motorcycle taxi associations also supported the protest.
Thousands of people were affected by the transport stoppage.
The CNTT is known for using violence to impose its monopoly on certain transport routes around the country.
Source: DR1, Elnacional
Nov 20, 2015
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