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Anti-Uber protest sees clash between police and taxi drivers

The problem began after state security officials decided to dispel the street blocked by anti-Uber demonstrators' caravan
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The protest scheduled for Wednesday by taxi drivers against the Uber platform, for considering that it is an illegal procedure of public transport, got out of control after a clash between the protesters and officers of the National Police.

The problem began after state security officials decided to dispel the street blocked by anti-Uber demonstrators' caravan.

However, things went out of control when some of the taxi drivers who were in protest assaulted police officers. In turn, state security groups knocked down the door of a taxi driver to get him out of his vehicle.

"I am not going to allow these gentlemen to beat up a member of the institution as if it were a street fight. Here they have to respect the uniform, we are to guarantee the rights and freedoms and to take care of the life of every person, we cannot allow this aggression," said National Police Director Omar Pinzón.

The police chief said that due to the aggression against a member of the institution charges will be filed against three people.

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