10,000 Jakarta taxi drivers to protest against Uber and Grab
March 21, 2016 - Uncategorized
Over 10,000 taxi drivers in Indonesia’s capital are expected to gather in a massive protest against ride-hailing apps Uber and Grab on Tuesday.
The demonstration is five times the size of last week’s protest, which drew 2,000 drivers to the city centre to voice their concerns against these apps taking jobs away from them.
The drivers are part of local trade group the Land Transportation Drivers Association (PPAD), and have applied to the police for a permit for the rally. They were planning to gather Monday, but postponed it when they failed to achieve permission earlier, said the Jakarta Globe. Read more…