Taxi Drivers Resume Protests Against Uber in São Paulo

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Taxi drivers in São Paulo resumed protests today, May 11th, against the previous day’s decree from Mayor Fernando Haddad. The mayor’s decree essentially authorized the use of Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing-applications in the city.

By 6AM, early Wednesday morning, May 11th, angry taxi drivers had already set up a barrier of tires blocking three of the four lanes of the Prestes Maia Avenue, at the entrance of João Paulo II tunnel in the center of the city. This busy route, known as the . . .

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