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18 Sep 2018 | 07:38 AM UTC

Portugal: Taxi strikes and protests September 19

Portugal News Alert

Taxi driver strikes and protests September 19 in Lisbon, Porto, Braga, and Faro; traffic disruptions and reduced taxi availability possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/18/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/19/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Lisbon). COUNTRY/REGION Portugal, Portugal, Porto, Braga, Faro

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Event

Taxi drivers will hold protests nationwide on Wednesday, September 19. The largest gathering is expected in the capital Lisbon the vicinity of the parliament building. Other demonstrations will be held in the cities of Porto, Braga, and Faro. Associated roadblocks and consequent traffic disruptions are likely, along with lower taxi availability.

Context

The mobilization is being held to denounce a decision by the president to regulate ride-sharing app services such as Uber and Cabify.

Advice

Individuals in Portugal are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution and allow for extra time to reach their destinations.

 

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