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Taxi And Uber Drivers, Once Mortal Enemies, Join Forces In New Labor Dispute

Uber’s lower prices hurt both Uber drivers and taxi drivers, so they’re teaming up to protest and organize.

Last year, taxi drivers in Belgium threw eggs at Uber drivers’ cars and blocked them from picking up passengers during a protest against the ride-hailing company. In France, during another day of protests, taxi drivers attacked Uber drivers, in a couple of cases even setting their cars on fire. Footage from a protest against Uber in Toronto shows a man banging on the window of someone he suspects is driving for Uber, only to be dragged 20 feet before letting go. And in cities across the U.S., Uber drivers and taxi drivers have faced off on opposite sides of protests over Uber regulations.

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