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Hungarian taxis demonstrate again in Budapest

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As promised, Hungarian taxi drivers are carrying out another demonstration today, and will demonstrate every Tuesday until the government bans the operations of ride-sharing services in the country, according to reports. The Hungarian Parliament will hold a debate today on possibly banning U.S.-based firm Uber, reports said.

Taxis at Hősök tere a week ago. (Photo: MTI/Attila Kovács)

This year alone Hungarian taxi drivers have demonstrated more than half a dozen times, and today, as usual, taxis are planning to drive in a long convoy from Hősök tere, according to reports. The drivers also plan to slow traffic on Erzsébet híd (bridge). 

Parliament is holding a debate today on the operations of ride-sharing services, such as Uber, and if related proposals are approved by Parliament, ride-sharing service providers can essentially be banned in Hungary.

Hungarian taxi drivers have been demonstrating against such services claiming they operate “unlawfully” in the country and as such can offer much lower fares than taxis which are mandated by law to provide a set fare.

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