Taxi drivers invade Rome from all over Italy: anger at Draghi’s competition decree

Veronica Altimari
November 24, 2021 4:20 PM


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From piazza della Repubblica to piazza Venezia. With choirs, firecrackers, paper bombs and smoke bombs. There are about 5 thousand taxi drivers who, arriving from all over Italy, have decided to demonstrate this morning, Wednesday 24 November, against the competition law decree.

“Ours is a public service and must be managed by local authorities, as it has always been – explains Riccardo Cacchione of Usb -. There is no competition in this sector, it would only affect the tariffs, which are now controlled ”.
“Hands off the taxi drivers” is chanted several times throughout the procession. The focus is on the Premier, Mario Draghi, reproduced on a flyer with the words “International speculation”, and multinationals such as Uber.

“We ask for the removal of article 8, otherwise the protests will continue and will be even more decisive than today”, says Alessandro Genovese of Ugl Taxi.

A delegation of taxi drivers will be received shortly by the vice president of the Chamber of Deputies, Fabio Rampelli of Fratelli d’Italia.

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