The taxi drivers protest who complain that Uber takes passage in Cancun reached —on January 23— important roads, to the point of blocking the hotel zone and that connects with the International Airport. Faced with such a situation, the state police decided to give a ride to a good number of tourists.
Yes, as is often the case in the vicinity of the AICM (Mexico City International Airport), the Quintana Roo Police He put groups of Mexican and foreign tourists on his patrol cars to more or less ease their transfer in the municipality of Benito Juárez and here we share a couple of photos of how things got.
In pictures: Police gave tourists a lift for blocking taxi drivers in Cancun
As you know, in Cancun a group of taxi drivers have complained about the operation of Uber in this tourist area, claiming that it is illegal.
In this context, the Third Collegiate Court of the Twenty-seventh Circuit said (or ruled) that intermediary mobility services through an application are not public transportation, so its use cannot be prohibited in Quintana Roo.
However, the government of Quintana Roo has said that despite these considerations it is going to review what’s up with Uber, to see if it is regulated —it is going again, in the context that Uber won an amparo to be able to operate in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
But while the state government is advancing on the issue, members of the Andrés Quintana Roo taxi drivers union blocked the hotel zone of Cancun on Monday, January 23.
There were three hours of blockade, in which the State Police He went out to shoot stop with his patrols and transferred the tourists. Here the photos:
The United States issues an alert
One of the consequences of the protests by taxi drivers against Uber —and of the attacks that have been recorded, HERE we tell you the story of a family of tourists who were dropped from an Uber by a group of taxi drivers— has been the alert that published by the US Embassy in Mexico.
The Gabacho authorities have recommended to citizens who travel to Cancun about the risks of using Uber in tourist areas and the reactions of taxi drivers, something that is affecting tourism in the state.