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Taxis protest, stop work over 'pro-Uber' measures

Drivers stage sit-in, abandon Rome airports

Taxis protest, stop work over 'pro-Uber' measures

Rome, February 16 - Taxi drivers in Rome, Milan and Turin crossed their arms on Thursday in protest ahead of a Senate vote on a package of measures which they say could favour smartphone app-based car transport company Uber. Roughly 1,000 taxi drivers staged a spontaneous sit-in near Palazzo Madama, the seat of the Senate. The protest was said to have also spread to Rome's Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, where only very few official white cabs were reported to be in service.

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