Hundreds of taxi drivers marched in central Athens on Tuesday to protest what they called an “invasion” by Uber, and attacked passing cars they thought were being used by the ride-hailing service.
The yellow taxi drivers argue that the ride-sharing services are taking their business.
They have also accused the Greek government of holding up legislation to regulate car-booking apps such as Uber and the locally-developed app Beat.
“We will not co-exist with them,” said Yorgos Souitsmes, one of the protesting drivers in a Reuters interview.
“It’s a multinational that wants to steal the bread of Greeks.”
Banners held up by protesters read “Uber No Thanks.” Crowds kicked and punched or hurled coffee at at least three passing cars they said were driven by Uber drivers.
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