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25 Sep 2018 | 09:20 AM UTC

Jordan: Taxi protests in Irbid and Zarqa Sep. 23; more expected

Jordan News Alert

Further protests are expected in the Irbid and Zarqa governorates following demonstrations by taxi drivers on September 23; associated transportation disruptions anticipated

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/6/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Amman). COUNTRY/REGION Irbid, Zarqa

Event

Yellow taxi drivers staged a protest on Sunday, September 23, in the Irbid and Zarqa governorates against the use of app-based ride-sharing services. Drivers are demanding the government take actions to protect taxi drivers from what they claim is unfair competition from these services. Further demonstrations can be expected in the coming days, along with associated traffic disruptions. 

Advice

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

 

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