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Violence Erupts as Jakarta Cabbies Protest Ride-hailing Apps

Indonesian cabbies clashed with motorbike drivers working for online apps on Tuesday, pulling them off their bikes and assaulting them as thousands of drivers took to the streets of Jakarta calling for a ban on ride-hailing apps like Grab and Uber. Police were overwhelmed as convoys of blue and white taxis operated by PT Blue Bird and PT Express Transindo Utama blocked main thoroughfares. The proliferation of cheap taxis using ride-hailing apps Go-jek, Grab and Uber in gridlocked...

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