The News


Wednesday 22, January 2020
Capital Coahuila
Capital Querétaro
Capital Edo. de Méx.
Capital México
Capital Mujer
Reporte Índigo
Estadio Deportes
The News
Green TV
Revista Cambio
  • Radio Capital
  • Pirata FM
  • Capital Máxima
  • Capital FM

Police Impede Uber Driver Protest in Mexico City

Uber drivers in Mexico City have multiple demands for the company and the city government
By The News · 26 of July 2016 14:51:08
Mexico City taxi with slogans protesting the transportation application Uber, No available, photo: Wikipedia

MEXICO CITY– Uber drivers called for a protest today to pressure the Mexico City government and the owners of the transportation company. However Mexico City police blocked the protests route.

The drivers have multiple demands, including the elimination of the Uber Pool service. According to the drivers, the percentage that the company takes from the Uber Pool fares is excessive and reduces the drivers’ income compared to the regular Uber service. The drivers are seeking a 20 percent increase in the percentage of the fare that they receive.

Another demand is to charge the client for service from the moment that the driver accepts the trip. They are also requesting that clients to pay at least 35 pesos ($1.86) for any cancellation.

The drivers planned to depart at 9 a.m. in two caravans, one from the Mexico City Airport and the other from the Azteca soccer stadium, to converge at the Angel of Independence statue on Avenida Reforma. However, from 8:30 a.m. on they were blocked by police patrol cars and unable to advance. Shortly after 11 a.m., the authorities allowed about 100 vehicles to pass through that had gathered on Oriente 37, in the Peñón de Bañós neighborhood near the airport. However, the police continued to impede the passage of the caravan of approximately 80 vehicles.

The drivers demanded to be let through, but at 11:20 a.m. the police had still not responded to the demand.