DIVISIVE ISSUE: Police re-establish order in the Mexican city of Guadalajara after an attack on taxi drivers protesting against the Uber transport service.
DIVISIVE ISSUE: Police re-establish order in the Mexican city of Guadalajara after an attack on taxi drivers protesting against the Uber transport service. Ulises Ruiz Basurtoepa

Uber still inspiring love and hate around globe

IT SEEMS Mexico is no different to the rest of the world in its love-hate relationship with Uber.

While the public has largely embraced the transport service wherever it goes, taxi drivers - and often governments - have been less welcoming.

As their counterparts have done in other countries - including Australia, Germany, India, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, Canada and England - the Mexican taxi drivers' union called for a protest yesterday against unlicensed and Uber taxis.

It came after Uber announced it would operate in six more Mexican cities from today, bringing the total to 14.

Just like in some other cities around the world, cabbies in the Mexican city of Guadalajara would have been disappointed with the response on the streets.

At the end of the protest the drivers clashed with store owners and other traders over blocked access.

Seven cabs were damaged and several drivers injured.


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