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Taxi drivers halt Blackfriars Road traffic in TfL protest

Several hundred taxi drivers brought traffic on Blackfriars Road to a halt on Thursday lunchtime in a protest outside the offices of Transport for London.

Taxi drivers halt Blackfriars Road traffic in TfL protest
Taxi drivers halt Blackfriars Road traffic in TfL protest

The protest by members of the London Cab Drivers Club began outside 230 Blackfriars Road – where TfL's taxi and private hire department is based – and moved to the Palestra office block opposite Southwark Underground Station.

Drivers carried placards alleging corruption at TfL and calling for a public inquiry into the transport authority and its handling of minicab licensing in the age of Uber and similar apps.

Protesters also handed out flyers to passers-by highlighting perceived risks to minicab passengers' personal safety.

The LCDC members also visited the studios of talkSPORT in Hatfields.

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