Yellow cab drivers threaten to burn their taxis in protest of Careem and Uber

Jordan

Published: 2017-08-13 21:47

Last Updated: 2017-08-13 21:47


The taxi drivers protesting in front of the Ministry of Communication's building.
The taxi drivers protesting in front of the Ministry of Communication's building.
Roya News Source

Dozens of yellow cab drivers demonstrated in front of the Ministry of Communication in Amman in against on-demand transportation services like Uber and Careem.

Taxi drivers said that this protest comes as a response to what they’ve described as the “marginalization” of their constant demands to stop Uber and Careem, which “all relevant and concerned parties were unable to stop.”

Several drivers threatened to burn their vehicles next Thursday in front of the Ministry building in case the Government does not accept their demands.

The drivers said that they will sleep in their place until these apps get blocked.

According to taxi drivers taking part in protests late last year, their business “declined by 80 per cent” since Uber and Careem drivers started ferrying passengers, with taxi drivers threatening to commit suicide and burn their cars in the middle of the street in protest of Uber and Careem.

"We demand applications for the yellow taxi only, and that private applications should be shut down."