10,000 angry cabbies brought Jakarta to a standstill



A massive protest on Tuesday morning paralysed traffic in downtown Jakarta.

10,000 taxi drivers came out in a planned protest against ride-hailing apps like Uber and Grab, which they say have taken business away from them by encroaching on their space.

The drivers blocked traffic down main roads with their cars, and the sheer size of the mob also prevented cars from moving past the blockages.

The protest, which is five times the size of a similar one last week, was meant to be fairly orderly and had sought police permission before being staged, but reports and social media accounts say it ended up turning violent.

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