Monday, September 4, 2017

One Dead; Anti-Uber Protest

File under: Competition haters

Taxi drivers protesting the growth of mobile ride hailing applications such as Uber and Cabify blocked the main road to Chile’s principal airport in capital Santiago on Monday, leading to one death and wreaking havoc on travelers’ plans, reports Reuters.

Television images showed traffic backed up for miles (kilometers), while many passengers resorted to walking along the highway.

One 65-year-old Brazilian tourist stuck in traffic died of a cardiovascular event, Chilean police said.

Claudio Orrego, the governor of the Santiago Metropolitan Region, told reporters that the government would bring charges against those responsible for the protests, and that at least 15 people had already been arrested.


1 comment:

  1. Seems like a really dumb strategy if they're hoping to win over public opinion. Oh well.