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16 Dec 2019 | 04:14 AM UTC

Peru: Taxi drivers to strike and protest in Lima and Callao December 16

Shared taxi drivers to protest in Lima and Callao on December 16; significant transportation disruptions expected



Taxi drivers are set to strike and protest in Lima and Callao on Monday, December 16, to demand that the ride sharing service be legalized. The protest in Lima will take place at Plaza Dos de Mayo from 09:00 to 11:00 (local time). Lima police have issued a high risk level warning for the protest based on the November 25 protest that caused severe transportation disruptions. Taxi service interruptions are to be expected. Associated localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected across Lima and Callao.  


Individuals in Lima and Callao are advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for transportation disruptions and make alternative arrangements if possible, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.