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In photos: Taxi drivers brought central London to a standstill in protest over Uber

Black-cab drivers say they are concerned with what they describe as ‘unfair competition’.

LONDON TAXI DRIVERS brought central London to a standstill today in a protest over Uber and changing taxi regulations.

Organisers said that around 8,000 drivers took part in today’s protest at Whitehall in Westminster.

Black-cab drivers say they are concerned with what they describe as ‘unfair competition’ from services such as Uber.

Tom Elvidge, the general manager of Uber in London, said: “This protest was sparked when Transport for London dropped plans for bureaucratic new rules on licensed private hire drivers, such as five-minute minimum waiting times.

But Londoners made clear they didn’t want to be slowed down, with more than 200,000 opposing those proposals.

These were the scenes that transpired from today’s protest.

In photos: Taxi drivers brought central London to a standstill in protest over Uber
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