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Taxi Drivers Protest Uber Car Service in Rio de Janeiro

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Taxi drivers in Rio de Janeiro protested against transport organization app Uber, closing off streets in Centro and the Aterro de Flamengo this morning (July 24th). As a reaction, Uber offered free rides to its user until up to R$50.

The taxi drivers started their protest in the early morning hours, driving from several locations in town in direction of the Aterro do Flamengo, creating traffic problems . . .

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