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Taxi drivers in Puerto Rico go on strike against Uber

May 12, 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Taxi drivers in Puerto Rico have gone on strike as they accuse Uber of encroaching on their territory.

The protest on Friday briefly stranded people at Puerto Rico’s main international airport and affected popular tourist spots in the capital of San Juan.

The island’s governor later signed an order authorizing all types of public and private transportation to serve those affected by the protest.

Cab drivers have clashed in recent months with Uber employees who are barred from serving people at the airport and at well-known tourist locations including the neighborhoods of Condado and Isla Verde.

Taxi drivers were meeting with government officials but had not yet reached an agreement by late Friday afternoon.

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