Prague mayor: Protesting Uber by blocking roads will harm taxi drivers

Prague’s taxi drivers will not win any support by blocking roads in the capital in protest at Uber, says the city’s mayor, Adriana Krnáčová. The drivers are planning a protest this coming Thursday against Uber and similar services.

The mayor said that causing traffic holdups in the capital would not improve taxi drivers’ situation but would likely have the opposite effect.

A spokesperson for an association of taxi drivers said that Thursday’s action would not be directed toward Prague councillors but ministers and the government. Similar protests have been held in the past.