Taxi drivers plan fresh protests for next week


Prague taxi drivers are planning to stage fresh protests against the app-based services such as Uber and Taxify, the deputy leader of an association of taxi drivers, Karolína Vencelová, told the Czech News Agency on Wednesday. The protests are likely to start on Monday. Official taxi drivers, who have to pay the city for their licenses, say competition from unofficial drivers is undercutting their business.

The drivers have been pressing city and national authorities to put both types of taxi drivers on the same footing. Several protests, which included blocking the traffic in the city, have already taken place in the previous weeks.