The police on Monday monitored the latest protest by taxi drivers against the rival transportation company Uber; no incidents were reported. The police estimated some 70 taxi drivers took part in the protest which took place at Prague’s Václav Havel International Airport.
Organizers put the number at 400 and warned that demonstrations against Uber, which they see as unfair competition, may be held.
The drivers work either for the Uber company or as self-employed drivers. Uber says it does not offer taxi services but a shared drive on the principle of shared economy.
Uber has been operating in the Czech Republic for three years. Apart from Prague, it was originally also present in the Moravian capital Brno, where, however, it has stopped operating due to legal complaints against it.