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26 Nov 2018 | 09:55 AM UTC

Costa Rica: Anti-Uber taxi protest in San José Nov. 26

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Anti-Uber taxi protest in San José November 26; traffic disruptions likely, violence possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/26/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/29/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Costa_Rica). COUNTRY/REGION San José


Taxi drivers are set to hold a protest in the capital San José on Monday, November 26, to demand government regulation of the ride-sharing app Uber. Drivers have announced they will gather at 07:00 (local time) in the Gimnasio Nacional area before moving towards the Aresep offices (Regulatory Authority of Public Services) in Guachipelin, where they plan to hold a sit-in until further notice. Traffic disruptions in the vicinity of the protests are to be anticipated, along with reduced taxi availability. Associated clashes and other violence cannot be ruled out.


Individuals in San José are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution and allow for additional time to reach their destinations.


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