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17 Apr 2019 | 08:34 AM UTC

Romania: Taxi driver protest in Bucharest April 17

Romania News Alert

Taxi drivers protest ride-sharing services in Bucharest April 17; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Bucharest). COUNTRY/REGION Bucharest

Event

Taxi drivers are reportedly staging a demonstration at Piata Victoriei in Bucharest on Wednesday, April 17, to denounce app-based ride-sharing services, including UBER and Taxify (Bolt). According to the organisers, at least 5000 taxi drivers will attend the protest, which is expected to last until at least 18:00 (local time).

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are likely near the demonstration over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Bucharest are advised to monitor developments in the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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