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Egyptian taxi drivers protest 'unfair competition' from Uber

Taxi drivers in Egypt say ride-sharing services Uber and Careem do not have to meet the same regulations taxis do and do not pay their fair share of taxes.

In the middle of Mostafa Mahmoud Square, one of Giza’s busiest, Afifi, a 27-year-old taxi driver, was shouting his lungs out: “Stop! Come join us, we are defending your rights.”

On Feb. 4, Afifi, who asked that his last name not be used, was one of the few taxi drivers who responded to an anonymous call circulated on Facebook to protest the existence of “unfair competitors.”

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