Taxi Drivers Protests Planned Every Weekday

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Taxi drivers are planning new protests against shared ride services like Uber and Taxify every weekday until next Friday, from 14:00 to 15:00.

Since the beginning of this week, dozens of taxi drivers have circulated around the City Hall for hours, protesting against Uber and Taxify and the government.

According to the owner of AAA Radiotaxi Jiri Kvasnička, his company, City taxi, Profitaxi and airport drivers are participating in the protests. 

Taxi drivers claim that services like Uber are operating illegally and creating unfair competition. Ride-sharing drivers often lack the proper license to take passengers and don’t pay all the taxes and fees that taxi drivers are required to pay, according to the protesters.

In 2015, the Czech News Agency reported that one in three taxi drivers overcharged, based on spot checks made by city inspectors.

There are currently 2,000 Uber drivers in Prague, most of them work for the UberPop service. According to municipal data, there are 5,000 taxi drivers in Prague.

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