Wrocław Taxi Drivers Protest Against Uber

This morning Wrocław's taxi drivers came together in unison to protest against Uber, which they claim is providing "unfair competition". 

At around 8am this morning the city's taxi drivers made their way to Wroclaw's city offices in order to cause disruption by occupying as many parking spaces as possible. They also drove slowly down Kazimierza Wielkiego street, which in turn caused significant traffic congestion in the city centre. 

The "unfair compeition" the taxi drivers refer to not only regards Uber's lower prices, but also the fact that Uber drivers need not have a taxi licence, pay the same taxes or pass any special exams. 

Similar protests were held this morning in other major Polish cities including Warsaw and Poznan. 

According to Gazeta Wrocławska, if action is not taken against Uber soon the taxi drivers could travel to Warsaw for a protest aimed at bringing the capital's traffic to a standstill.


Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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