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Rio Taxi Drivers Block Streets in Protest Against Uber

More than a thousand taxi drivers protested in Rio de Janeiro on Friday against ride-sharing company Uber, blocking roads and stalling traffic during morning rush hour as tensions rise in the city over the mobile app ride service. Uber Technologies responded by offering free rides to customers to help alleviate transport issues on what it called a "difficult day for getting around." The company has come under fire in countries around the world, with local taxi drivers...

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