Chaos on the streets of Philadelphia when the city’s angry taxi and limo drivers got together against UBER X and LYFT.
The Taxi Workers Alliance and the Philadelphia Limo Association got together on the city streets around 12:30 p.m. to protest against ride-sharing giants (Uber & Lyft) claiming to be making very little money as people prefer the convenience off app-based rides. The Center City streets were full of cabs and limos blocking the traffic.
UberBlack – Uber’s upscale limo service drivers also joined the taxi drivers in their opposition of the app-based services. They claim that UberX and Lyft drivers are non-professional drivers who provide unsafe rides to general public using personal cars which are not properly insured.
There were about protesters 500 to 600 protesters — used a combination of on-foot demonstrations and licensed vehicles to slow traffic along Broad Street between Chestnut and Walnut streets and Market Street between City Hall and 17th Street.
They intended to head to the District Attorney’s Office near City Hall. Police threatened to tow the unattended vehicles. One driver was placed in handcuffs but let go later on.