Taxi drivers block central Belgrade square, minor incidents reeported

Taxi drivers block central Belgrade square, minor incidents reeported

Taxi drivers block central Belgrade square, minor incidents reeported Izvor: N1

Taxi drivers blocked central Belgrade streets and Slavija square again on Monday, protesting the government’s failure to deal their complaints over the CarGo company.

The first group of taxis arrived at Slavija Square just before 2:20 pm. The protest is expected to last til 5:00 pm.

Later in the day, an N1 journalist reported a few minor incidents at two locations between angry Belgraders who lost their nerves after taxi drivers' two-week-long protest which blocked the entire city's centre.

One man scratched several taxi vehicles and the police detained him and put him in the back of their car.

Vucic said he appealed with taxi drivers to think about a solution to their problems - “so that it’s not difficult for you to stop the strike and for us to fix some things.” He added the situation should calm down, and that the state would help the taxi drivers to pay tax and repair their vehicles.

The taxi drivers’ spokesman Bosko Vukojevic told N1 that they would not be blocking the city’s bridges and highway as announced late last week. “We will also not be calling our colleagues from other parts of the country to come to Belgrade for now,” he said adding that no more radical form of protest has been planned.

Vukojevic said there are no indications that the taxi drivers could meet with President Aleksandar Vucic.  

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Ivana

What is really ridiculous is how!? the taxi mafia wants to impose THEIR RULES and to keep their monopoly while providing a DIRTY, RUDE AND DISGUSTING SERVICE while our poor illiterate people seem to support them. I live in Europe where UBER exists and the taxis CANNOT do anything against them because they have laws preventing monopolies and TO PROTECT AND BENEFIT THEIR PEOPLE, contrary to our lawless country in which our people do not have any rights nor any laws to protect them, while our government is siding with this taxi mafia and against the whole country!!!

J harston

This ridiculous.. the government has to DO something not just shrug its shoulders.

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