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Taxi drivers against car service start-ups

Taxi drivers around the world are protesting against car service start-ups such as Uber or Heetch.

Taxi drivers against car service start-ups
The logo of Uber car service app is seen on a smart phone during a protest by Brussels taxi drivers against the taxi-app Uber, on September 13, 2015, in Brussels. (AFP/Getty Images)
Taxi drivers against car service start-ups
Employees of 'Heetch', the car service similar to the UberPOP, sit at a desk in their headquarters in the French capital in Paris, on September 10, 2015. Some 100 drivers using the 'Heetch' application have been taken into custody in the Paris region since June, the company told the AFP. 'We had 102 of our drivers placed in custody since the decree of June,' said the boss of the start-up Teddy Pellerin. The police prefecture of Paris upheld on June 25 an order of prohibition for 'UberPOP type of applications', during the war between the drivers of the latter and taxis. (AFP/Getty Images)
Taxi drivers against car service start-ups
An employee of 'Heetch', the car service similar to the UberPOP, sits at a desk in their headquarters in the French capital in Paris, on September 10, 2015. Some 100 drivers using the 'Heetch' application have been taken into custody in the Paris region since June, the company told the AFP. 'We had 102 of our drivers placed in custody since the decree of June,' said the boss of the start-up Teddy Pellerin. The police prefecture of Paris upheld on June 25 an order of prohibition for 'UberPOP type of applications', during the war between the drivers of the latter and taxis. (AFP/Getty Images)
Taxi drivers against car service start-ups
A Yarra Tram driver washes the window as he gets ready to drive a tram out of Essendon Tram Depot after the strike by Yarra Tram workers finished on September 10, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Tram drivers are striking for over a pay dispute between drivers and employer Yarra Trams, while taxi drivers are walking off the job in protest of the illegal rideshare service UberX. (Getty Images)
Taxi drivers against car service start-ups
Protesters gather on September 10, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Tram drivers are striking for over a pay dispute between drivers and employer Yarra Trams, while taxi drivers are walking off the job in protest of the illegal rideshare service UberX. (Getty Images)
Taxi drivers against car service start-ups
Protesters gather on September 10, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Tram drivers are striking for over a pay dispute between drivers and employer Yarra Trams, while taxi drivers are walking off the job in protest of the illegal rideshare service UberX. (Getty Images)
Taxi drivers against car service start-ups
Taxi drivers demonstrate outside the chamber of deputies in the neighborhood of Se, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 9, 2015, against the use of the Uber application in the country. The demonstration was called by the Brazilian association of taxi unions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Taxi drivers against car service start-ups
Taxi drivers demonstrate outside the chamber of deputies in the neighborhood of Se, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 9, 2015, against the use of the Uber application in the country. The demonstration was called by the Brazilian association of taxi unions. AFP/Getty Images)