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Photo of the day: Black cabs bring central London to a halt

Posted at 4:45 pm, June 11, 2014 in News, Transport
Black cab protest

At 2pm today, the capital’s black cabs were out in force to protest against TfL for not cracking down on car service app Uber, which taxi drivers argue uses a metered fare and therefore breaches the law. During the hour-long protest, there was gridlock in central London including Parliament Square, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden (above) with taxi drivers leaving their cabs and milling about on the streets. Meanwhile, at midday, Uber released a new service called #UberTaxi, which allows users to book an Uber-affiliated black cab through the app. TfL is seeking a High Court ruling on whether apps like Uber are legal.

Watch a video of the gridlock from above on bbc.co.uk. Follow the London Taxi Drivers Association on Twitter on @TheLTDA or find out more about #UberTaxi.

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