Taxi Drivers Rip Uber

Taxi drivers in London, Barcelona, Rio De Janeiro and Washingon, D.C., took to the streets in recent months to protest Uber, a cab-hailing service which allows people to summon rides with a smartphone app.

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Taxi drivers argue with a taxi driver who was working at Barcelona Sants Train Station during a 24 hours strike against smart phone app Uber on July 1, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Taxi drivers in main cities strike over unlicensed car-hailing services. Drivers say that is a lack of regulation behind the new app.
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Taxi drivers protest against Uber during a 24 hours strike on July 1, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Taxi drivers in main cities strike over unlicensed car-hailing services. Drivers say that is a lack of regulation behind the new app.
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A taxi driver holds up a speaker as he protests against a new smart phones app 'Uber' during a 24 hours strike on July 1, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Taxi drivers in main cities strike over unlicensed car-hailing services. Drivers say that is a lack of regulation behind the new app.
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A taxi driver shouts slogans as he protests against a new smart phones app 'Uber' during a 24 hours strike on July 1, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
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A protestor carries a coffin-shaped banner reading "Uber - They Want To Kill Us" along a city highway during a demonstration against Uber in Madrid, Spain, on July 1, 2014.
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Spanish flags fly from a taxi cab painted with graffiti reading "RIP Uber Taxi G$$gle" as it leads demonstrators along a city highway to protest against the Uber Technologies Inc. taxi app in central Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Uber is fighting its biggest protest yet from European drivers who say the smartphone application threatens their livelihoods.
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A taxi driver points his finger at DC City Council Ward 3 member Mary M. Cheh(L) as she sits in the middle of the protest as taxi drivers parked their cars and honked their horns in protest on Pennsylvania Avenue, bringing street traffic to a stop as they demand an end to ride sharing services such as Uber X and Lyft on June 25, 2014, in Washington, DC.
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A taxi caravan of hundreds drove slowly and honked car horns as they hold up traffic on Constitution Avenue refusing to take fares from 11 am to 12 noon in protest of Uber service, which the DC Taxi Operators Association says, have unfair advantage over regular cabs since they dont follow the same rules nor pay the same fees, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Wednesday June 25, 2014.
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Homeland Security police officers patrol as taxi drivers park their cars and honk their horns in protest on Pennsylvania Avenue, bringing street traffic to a stop as they demand an end to ride sharing services such as Uber X and Lyft on June 25, 2014, in Washington, DC.
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A driver posts a notice in the window of his taxi during a protest by London black cab drivers against Uber on June 11, 2014. Taxi drivers brought parts of London, Paris and other European cities to a standstill on June 11 as they protested against new private cab apps such as Uber which have shaken up the industry.
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Tape covers a Hailo logo on the hood of a yellow London taxi cab parked on Trafalgar Square, during a protest against Uber, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Traffic snarled in parts of Madrid and Paris, with a total of more than 30,000 taxi and limo drivers blocking tourist centers and shopping districts.
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London taxi's line up on The Mall during a protest against a new smart phone app, 'Uber' on June 11, 2014 in London, England.
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A demonstrator holds a placard as he stands between lines of London taxi cabs parked on Whitehall, during a protest against Uber Technologies Inc.'s car sharing service in London, U.K., on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
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Taxi drivers and their supporters stage a small rally and partial road blockage a day before the start of the World Cup tournament as drivers protest Uber, a U.S. car service which allows people to summon rides with their cell phone on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Taxi drivers and their supporters stage a small rally and partial road blockage a day before the start of the World Cup tournament as drivers protest Uber on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. o
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