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03 Mar 2020 | 01:36 AM UTC

Germany: Taxi drivers to protest in Berlin March 3

Berlin taxi drivers are planning to go on strike March 3, driving through City West to Tegel Airport (TXL); associated transportation disruptions expected

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Event

Taxi drivers in Berlin are planning to protest on Tuesday, March 3, in opposition to ride-sharing competitors. According to media reports, around 1000 drivers are expected to drive from City West to Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL). Drivers will meet in front of the Olympic Stadium at 11:00 (local time) and are expected to arrive at the airport around 13:00. Significant traffic disruptions are anticipated in the area.

Similar strikes are possible over the near term.

Context

The protesters claim that proposed reforms by the Federal Minister of Transportation will give unfair advantages to the ride-sharing companies over traditional taxi drivers.

Advice

Individuals in Berlin are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, allow additional time to travel, and anticipate localized traffic disruptions.