A protest against Uber in Mexico ‘paralyzed the roadways’ before turning into a violent street riot

3/9/2016 Business Insider

UberA protest against Uber in Guadalajara, Mexico, turned violent on Tuesday, as taxi drivers demonstrating against Uber and other ride-hailing services clashed with supporters of the companies and with police.

The protest “paralyzed the roadways” in the city after a “massive closure of avenues with at least two thousand vehicles,” according to Mexican newspaper La Jornada.

The protesters were calling on the local government to punish private vehicles that were offering Uber services, according to Mexico City-based newspaper Milenio, and were asking for the government to develop a fair proposal for the ride-hailing service to operate.

The tweet below shows taxi drivers amassing in the city center and blocking roadways with their vehicles. The drivers were gathering outside the state congress building.

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