Taxi drivers clog Philadelphia street to protest Uber

Taxi drivers clog Philadelphia street to protest Uber
Taxi and Uber's black car service drivers protest the ride-hailing services Uber X and Lyft Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Philadelphia. The drivers are protesting that Uber and Lyft are operating without legal approval in the city. Uber says it understands drivers’ frustration but blames regulation by the Philadelphia Parking Authority and says riders are looking for an alternative. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – More than 100 taxi and black car drivers have clogged streets in downtown Philadelphia to protest ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft.

The drivers jammed Market Street in front of City Hall on Wednesday, blocking traffic on the major thoroughfare for about a mile. Many began to ditch their cars in the street to march toward the building.

The drivers included those who work for Uber’s black car service, who are licensed. Along with cab drivers, they are protesting that Uber and Lyft are operating without legal approval in the city.

Uber says it understands drivers’ frustration but blames regulation by the Philadelphia Parking Authority and says riders are looking for an alternative.
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