Taxi drivers jam Lisbon traffic in ride-hailing protest

October 10, 2016 9:27 AM

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LISBON, Portugal – Several thousand taxis have snarled morning rush-hour traffic in the Portuguese capital in the latest European protest against ride-hailing apps.

Portuguese taxi drivers complain that companies such as Uber and Cabify are not covered by the same tax, training and safety regulations as they are. They want the government to adopt specific legislation for ride-hailing services.

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