In pictures: Taxi drivers stage protests against Uber in Mexico

Thousands of taxi drivers protested across the Mexican capital demanding the government to take action against Uber, while the company retaliates by offering free transport in the city.
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Taxi drivers take part in a protest against the private taxi company Uber for alleged unfair competition, in Mexico City on October 12, 2016. Thousands of taxi drivers protested across the Mexican capital demanding the government to take action against Uber, while the company retaliates by offering free transport in the city. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)
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Taxi drivers take part in a protest against the private taxi company Uber for alleged unfair competition, in Mexico City on October 12, 2016. Thousands of taxi drivers protested across the Mexican capital demanding the government to take action against Uber, while the company retaliates by offering free transport in the city. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)
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Riot police control taxi drivers as they take part in a protest against the private taxi company Uber for alleged unfair competition, in Mexico City on October 12, 2016. Thousands of taxi drivers protested across the Mexican capital demanding the government to take action against Uber, while the company retaliates by offering free transport in the city. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)
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Taxi drivers take part in a protest against the private taxi company Uber for alleged unfair competition, in Mexico City on October 12, 2016. Thousands of taxi drivers protested across the Mexican capital demanding the government to take action against Uber, while the company retaliates by offering free transport in the city. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)
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Taxi drivers take part in a protest against the private taxi company Uber for alleged unfair competition, in Mexico City on October 12, 2016. Thousands of taxi drivers protested across the Mexican capital demanding the government to take action against Uber, while the company retaliates by offering free transport in the city. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)
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Taxi drivers take part in a protest against the private taxi company Uber for alleged unfair competition, in Mexico City on October 12, 2016. Thousands of taxi drivers protested across the Mexican capital demanding the government to take action against Uber, while the company retaliates by offering free transport in the city. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)
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Taxi drivers take part in a protest against the private taxi company Uber for alleged unfair competition, in Mexico City on October 12, 2016. Thousands of taxi drivers protested across the Mexican capital demanding the government to take action against Uber, while the company retaliates by offering free transport in the city. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)