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Danish taxi drivers demonstrating against Uber

The US company provides a controversial transport scheme that represents a threat to the established industry

Uber provides ride-sharing services to people who need a lift or want to earn a bit of money while driving their car (photo: iStock)
September 16th, 2015 7:00 pm| by Lucie Rychla

The Danish association of taxi drivers (TID) demonstrated in front of Parliament on Wednesday morning against Uber, demanding that political action should be taken against the ride-sharing service.

Similar protests took place elsewhere in the world as part of an international day of action against the controversial company.

Illegal and anti-competitive
Uber has faced the wrath of angry taxi-drivers everywhere it has set foot, including New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong and London.

Calling the company illegal and anti-competitive, Danish taxi drivers demand Uber drivers meet the same regulations as they have to, such as paying taxes, extra fees for permits and higher insurance.

Reported to SKAT
Since January, TID has reported some 200 cars to the Danish tax authority under suspicion the drivers haven’t paid taxes for their Uber-related services.

Uber provides ride-sharing services to people who need a lift or want to earn a bit of money while driving their car, much like AirBnB does with accommodation.

This summer, violent protests against Uber took place in central London and Paris as taxi drivers fought for their livelihood.