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Prague taxi drivers block access to airport to protest Uber

Czech taxis drive slowly blocking a major road to Prague's international airport to protest Uber and other alternative services in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 02, 2017 - 4:15 AM

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Czech taxi drivers are blocking a major road to Prague's international airport to protest Uber and other similar ride-hailing services.

The protest began Monday morning with taxis driving slowly in both directions on a key road to Prague's Vaclav Havel airport, causing traffic delays.

The protest comes after inconclusive talks between the drivers and City Hall, which says only the government is in a position to address the complaints.

The drivers claim Uber and other ride-hailing apps are illegal because they don't meet all the requirements traditional taxi companies have to.

The airport has advised passengers to use public buses, which drive along a special route not open to other forms of transport.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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