‘Black Taxi’ protest outside Downing Street – 5 September 2015

Whitehall was brought to a standstill in a protest against ‘uneven’ taxi regulation in London as drivers and their families came out in force near Downing Street, with roads gridlocked and eventually temporarily closed by police.

The protest, the second of its kind since July, was held because London’s black cab drivers believe Transport for London (TfL) are enforcing ‘uneven regulation’ in the taxi and private hire trade.

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Downing Street, London, UK - 5 September 2015. Families and supporters of London's Black taxi drivers protested outside Downing Street against apparent support by the government and Transport for London towards private taxi businesses.

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Downing Street, London, UK - 5 September 2015. Families and supporters of London's Black taxi drivers protested outside Downing Street against apparent support by the government and Transport for London towards private taxi businesses.

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