Taxi drivers protest against Uber in Croatia

Hundreds of taxi drivers on Wednesday blocked one of the Croatian capital’s main boulevards with their cars to protest against the taxi-requesting app Uber.

They were demanding that the US-based ride-hailing service be banned in the country, citing what they see as illegal operations in Croatia for the last two years.

Taxi drivers blocking downtown #Zagreb with parked cars in protest against Uber in #Croatia. #CroatiaToday— The Voice of Croatia (VoiceofCroatia) June 21, 2017

Their demands were debated in Croatian government on Wednesday in Zagreb and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said: “We have concluded that transportation via Uber is against the current regulations in the Republic of Croatia.”

Uber issued a statement saying that the blocking of Zagreb streets “poses a threat to the citizens and infrastructure”.
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