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Poland: Taxi drivers in Warsaw to protest ride-sharing companies April 8

Taxi drivers in Warsaw to stage protest against ride-sharing companies April 8; anticipate traffic disruptions

07 Apr 11:05 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 4/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Warsaw). COUNTRY/REGION Warsaw

Event

Labor unions representing taxi drivers have announced a demonstration in Warsaw on Monday, April 8, to protest app-based ride-sharing companies. Protesters are expected to march from the Prime Minister's office at 10:00 (local time) to the Ministry of Enterprise and Technology, via the Ministry of Justice, US Embassy, and Trzech Krzyzy (Three Crosses) square. Drivers are reportedly planning to gather at Arena COS Torwar from 06:00 ahead of the demonstration, and local sources have indicated traffic disruptions and associated road blockades are possible in the vicinity of the gathering. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the demonstration. 

Advice

Individuals in Warsaw are advised to follow all instructions issued by local authorities, avoid all protests, budget extra time to reach their destinations, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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