London lorry drivers shut down the city in protest of the ease in which the online entrepreneur taxi company Uber has left tradition drivers in the dust.
London’s taxi drivers are angry at the new technology, frustrated by the cost of taxi licenses and foiled by the simplicity of entrepreneurship.
Now their anger has turned on the public in protest with the way they feel their concerns are not being met, nor addressed by leaders of the country.
“Cabbies gathered at Trafalgar Square at 14:00 BST for the hour-long protest.” – BBC News.
The police arrested two individuals while most of the protest was peaceful, many commuters travel plans were disrupted when traffic in London got brought to a standstill.
Most if not all are expecting the leadership in Parliament to take notice of the disgruntled attitude towards Uber by the lorry drivers.
The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) states that the length of driver educational training is better for consumers not upstart GPS navigator systems and better options like Uber.
LTDA seeks a High Court ruling on whether the use of such an computer application is illegal.
The disruptions felt by most citizens is minimal.
London’s anti-Uber taxi protest brings traffic to standstill
BBC NEWS – 11 June 2014 Last updated at 12:59 ET