The usual morning crowds in Zagreb were additionally increased by taxi drivers, not only from Zagreb but also from other parts of Croatia, which blocked part of Vukovar, from the Croatian fraternity community to Savska, protesting, as they say, because of unfair competition in the automobile market, primarily by Uber.
Taxi drivers, although today hinting at statements, claim that Uber's work in Croatia is illegal. They confirm this, say the Minister's statements Olega Butkovića from December last year to the prime minister Andreja Plenković from March this, who said Uber's work was illegal. These allegations point out many misdemeanor court judgments, which confirm that Uber's practice in Croatia is illegal.
For the gathering along Vukovar, where the resident ministry was located, the taxi drivers did not get it, but they did not ask for approval because, they say, it is not a protest but a spontaneous gathering of dissatisfaction from all over the country. According to some estimates, Vukovarka has parked just over a thousand vehicles, occupying one or two lanes, while traffic is slow and slow to run on the remaining free part of the road.
However, a group of unsatisfied taxi drivers did not come to the approval of the citizens, as those who, due to the crowd in Vukovar, but also the other nearby streets, got late to work and those for whom Uber was very welcome because they were lower than all other taxi drivers.
Uber said in a statement stating, among other things, that the blockage of the city is primarily endangered by citizens of Zagreb and that such misleading decisions undermine the business of the city. He maintains that such pressure today is unacceptable and represents a relic of some past times and is not an example of a modern European country.
- Blocking the city is a danger to the citizens and infrastructure of the city, it damages the business of the city, the economy, and restricts access to public services. There is a tourist season throughout Croatia, and the blockage of cities does not show the image of Croatia we want foreign guests to remember - from Uber.
Though the protests rarely come to mind, the taxi drivers reminded to stay anonymous, as protests against Uber are almost commonplace wherever that company appears. recently recalled and protested in Paris, but the protests there were not as peaceful as this Zagreb. they burned cars, blocked traffic across the city, and so on.
Unsustainable taxi drivers, as we know, remain in Vukovar until further notice - until Uber is prohibited from working in Croatia, that is, until Uber's application is forbidden.