Thousands of taxi drivers gathered in Mexico City on Monday to protest what they consider to be unfair competition by rideshare apps such as Uber.
Footage shows a sea of red taxi cars blocking the streets of the Mexican capital as protesters set up a stage for speeches.
«We've had enough of our governments continuing to fall captive to ambition and bow to the power of foreigners' money,» said... Еще Ignacio Rodriguez, the movement's spokesperson, accusing politicians of defending the interests of foreign companies «in violation of our laws.»
He added: «We are defending not only our sector but also the sovereignty of the nation because these companies threaten, every day, at all times, our laws.»
Rideshare apps including Uber and Lift have been the target of taxi drivers' anger across many countries in recent years for taking advantage of loopholes to avoid licensing requirements and other regulations that taxis have to follow.
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