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29 May 2018 | 08:52 AM UTC

Mexico: Anti-Uber protests in Cancún area

Mexico News Alert

Taxi drivers protest in Cancún area May 28 to denounce new law allowing Uber to operate; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/29/2018, 12:00 AM until 6/5/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Cancún, Playa del Carmen

Event

Protests by taxi drivers broke out on Monday evening (local time), May 28, in the Playa del Carmen and Cancún areas (Quintana Roo state) after the state congress approved a law that will allow ride-sharing services like Uber to resume activities. More than 2000 people reportedly took part in the protests, blocking the federal highway that links Cancún with Playa del Carmen. Further such protests are likely in the coming days and weeks.

Advice

Individuals in Quintana Roo state, and Mexico more generally, are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution and to never attempt to cross a roadblock without authorization.

 

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